Letters to a serial killer

A documentary directed by Manal Masri and produced by Mantaray Film. Alexander Germundsson from Ro-ki joined the production as a cinematographer in early 2012.


On his way to soccer practice in Malmö, Sweden, 16 year old Kamal is shot with five bullets. The Police and the media immediately starts speculating about gang-related violence although there is no evidence of such connections. Even in Kamal's family doubts start arising. What had he actually done in order to make someone wanting to kill him? Did he have dangerous enemies? Years pass and the case remains unsolved. Worries and disagreements in the family grows larger.


Then, one day the Police call to announce that they have a suspect – the serial killer Peter Mangs who had shot and killed people with dark skin in Malmö during 2009 and 2010.

Manal Masri, Kamal's sister and the director of the film, decides to find out what really happened and why her brother was shot. She starts writing letters to Mangs who is serving a life-time sentence convicted for two murders and eight murder attempts.

“Letters to a serial killer” is a highly topical and moving documentary about the reality behind the headlines.

Director: Manal Masri
Producer: Stina Gardell
Editors: Hanna Lejonqvist, Erik Bäfving
Cinematographer: Alexander Germundsson, Janssen Herr, Ita Zbroniec-Zajt
Composer: Magnus Jarlbo
Sound Designer: Martin Hennel
Distribution Sweden: TriArt Film
Release: 2017

Developed with support from Swedish Filminstitute, SVT, Film i Skåne and Creative Europe EU-Media.