Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 12pm
online on Zoom.
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.
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 Canda and was directed by Sean Penn, starring Jack Nicholson, Benicio del Torro, Patricia Clarkson and Helen Mirren.
Prof. Charlotte Schallié, University of Victoria