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Swedish Thriller The Congregation Now Streaming on SBS On Demand

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The main focus of this Jonas Bonnier novel adaptation, Knutby: The Day of the Lord, is the notorious 2004 Swedish cult murder in Knutby, which shocked the country.

In order to begin a new life in the close-knit Pentecostal community, a soul-searching Anna (Alba August) relocates to Knutby, a small village close to Stockholm, Sweden, in the summer of 1999.

Knutby is unique in that the congregation’s leadership ‘knows’ that the Second Coming of Christ will take place in their sleepy little town. And Christ will take his bride when he returns.

The idyllic facade that surrounds the Congregation gradually starts to fall apart, exposing a sinister web of intrigue and a sex cult, where Anna is propelled to commit murder in the name of the Lord by a deeply ingrained and perilous devotion to her faith.

The Congregation also stars Sara Alexandersson, and Edvin Bredefeldt.

In Swedish with English subtitles. All six episodes of The Congregation are now streaming on SBS On Demand.