by Jon Blåhed

A personal deconstruction of the true crime genre, focusing on the figure of a relative of the director: a notorious Swedish criminal nicknamed “the Count.” As it recounts the life story of this three-times suspect of murder, the film challenges the seemingly unquenchable thirst for stories about violence. A thrilling, topical, and political documentary made to dispute the viewers’ need and wants for this type of true stories – a true Nordic noir, the first of its kind.


Writer & director: Jon Blåhed
Producers: Andreas Emanuelsson & Tony Österholm
DoP & editor: Jimmy Sundin
Sound design: Christoffer Demby
Original music: Dmitry Evgrafov


Jon Blåhed
Tom Blåhed
Björn Bengtsson
Eva Melander
Sonny Björk
Kerstin Koorti
Kristian Molander Söderholm
Ester Pollack
Jerzy Sarnecki

Produced by

Iris Film AB in co-production with Filmpool Nord AB with support from The Swedish Film Institute, Film Commissioner Juan Pablo Lissboart, and The Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Production note

Original title: Greven
English title: The Count
Festival release: Thessalonikis Film Festival, June 2021
National release: TBA

Genre: Documentary
Runtime: 74 min
Language: Swedish