Stellan Skarsgård in “Den Enfaldige Mördaren” (1982) a.k.a “The Simple Minded Murder”. Appreciation post.
Set in Sweden during the late 1930s starring Stellan Skarsgård, as the feeble-minded Sven Olsson, who is hare-lipped. Because of his physical deformity, his speech impediment and his difficulty socializing with others, Sven is deemed a half-wit and called the Idiot by local residents. When Sven’s mother dies, Höglund (Hans Alfredson), a rich, despotic, Nazi landowner brings the boy to his farm where abuses him through overwork without pay, feeds him food unfit for consumption, and forces him to sleep in the barn.
Sven meets the disabled Anna who is the first one to treat him as an adult. One day he has had enough of Höglund’s maltreatment and moves in with Anna’s family, the Anderssons. Furious at their charity, Höglund attempts to impoverish the Anderssons and destroy Sven. What Höglund and the Andersson’s don’t know is that Sven, a devout Christian, believes he has been visited by three angels. In Sven’s dreams, the seraphim urge him to take action and join them in heaven.