This was a major scandal in 1988. Ebbe was a publisher who was investigating the assassination of the Swedish P.M. Olof Palme. This investigation was secretly aided and abetted by the then Minister for Justice Anna-Greta Leijon. The scandal was more because of what the parliamentary enquiry uncovered: a political system rife with a corrupt culture of the old boys network.
OK so this movie is in Swedish - but you get a flavour of it all.
Colt Magnums are the classic big hand guns made iconic by countless Westerns and of course the Dirty Harry movies – big and bad, in many ways a symbol of rugged masculinity. Dirty Harry had the .44, but hey what's the difference in 1mm??