Provocative, but unlikely

Review of VD / CEO (1988)

Review of VD / CEO (1988) movie, by Stefan Stenudd


Stig Larsson is sort of an enfant terrible in Swedish literature, gifted at accomplishing the infernal. In this TV movie, he creates a sort of nightmare, by having a company CEO surprise visit one of his employees, and using his authority to terrorize his host.


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       Larsson is able to make the drama very upsetting, not to say revolting, exposing the darkest sides of human capacity or incapacity.

       Yet, I had great troubles accepting the plot, since I found no reason to believe that a regular employee, a 'simple worker', would take that bullying from a boss high up in the hierarchy — it would have been so much more believable, if it was a junior executive harassed, somebody who needed to comply, because of his own ambitions with the company. Regular workers rarely have enough to hope for in a company, that they would suffer something of this nature.

       Still, it's an impressive flood of emotions, which Larsson is able to evoke. He makes the audience frustrated, angry, vindictive, and I guess that's exactly what he wanted.

Stefan Stenudd
13 January 2003


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