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European Book Club | The Pledge


Date: April 28 2021
Time: 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Location: Online
Price: Free


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Organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver and EUNIC Canada-Vancouver, the next meeting with the European Book Club will focus on a best-selling Swiss novel.

The Book


Set in a small town in Switzerland, The Pledge centers around the murder of a young girl and a detective who vows to find the girl's perpetrator. After deciding the wrong man has been arrested for the crime, the detective lays a trap for the real killer - but cruel turns of plot conspire to make him pay dearly for his pledge.

"The Pledge" was adapted for the screen in 2001. The Hollywood production was mostly shot in Canada and was directed by Sean Penn, starring Jack Nicholson, Benicio del Torro, Patricia Clarkson and Helen Mirren.


The Moderator


Prof. Charlotte Schallié, University of Victoria

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