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Malin Persson Giolito: I was very Kerstin Ekmanskt negative

”the Greatest of all”, which is based on Malin Persson Giolitos best-selling book about a skolskjutning and its aftermath, is the streaming service Netflix's first Swedish tv-series. In addition, it is one of a select few tv series that are presented at the Berlin film festival.

– It is of course a bit special because this is the first Swedish Netflixserien. I oscillate between feeling like a kamikaze pilot and find that it is indescribably fun, " says Malin Persson Giolito.

published in 2016. It was Malin Persson Giolitos fourth novel and it was awarded among others with the Swedish crime academy award for best Swedish crime novel. The book has been a great critic - and läsarframgång also internationally. It differs from most of the other books in the genre by that the important thing is not who did the shooting, but why.

– It will not be a handlingsdriven ”whodunit”. It is not exciting on the way, " says Malin Persson Giolito.

the Protagonist is 18-year-old Maja. It is she who brought to justice, it is through her that the reader is brought by this portrayal of a society that is rent in twain. It is a society where prejudices and divisions based on class and cemented already in the school.

directed by Norwegian Per Olav Sørensen.

– From the beginning there was a lot of voice-overs, I didn't want to have. I wanted to tell visually. And it does so by constantly putting the camera on the main character. It will be extremely subjective, it should be consistent from her perspective, and it is her story that we tell, " he says.

the thing was one of the details that concerned about Malin Persson Giolito before she said yes to selling the tv rights.

" I imagined that it would be difficult. All the cinematic, luxurious environments and the parties, it is not important. The important thing is what happens inside the head of the Maja, and I imagined that it is not so easy to carry over to moving images. I was very Kerstin Ekmanskt negative. But then came this chance up, and then I said immediately yes, so lättimponerad I am, " she says.

has been with and had opinions and followed the movie-making process.

"They have changed a lot, and I am humbled by the fact that I left over the control and then they have to get to do their thing," she says.

For Malin Persson Giolito, it is important that the tv series ”the Greatest of all” don't get into something that spans eight seasons and never get to an end.

– It is important to the story, as it looks in the book, ends here, and it has the most listened to, " she says.

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