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The Hounds of Riga (1995)

Hundarna i Riga (original title)
A lifeboat floats ashore at the coast of Skåne. Inside are two dead men who who've been murdered. Policeman Kurt Wallander is assigned to the case. The men are identified with the help of ... See full summary »

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Karlis Liepa
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Paul Butkevich ...
Överste Potris (as Pauls Butkevics)
Juris Kaminskis ...
Överste Murnieks
Peteris Liepins ...
Zids
Leonîds Grabovskis ...
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Magnus Björk
Ernst Günther ...
Cecilia Zwick-Nash ...
Carina Lidbom ...
Monica Stenbeck ...
UD-Thörn
Tove Granditsky ...
Inese
Gunnel Nilsson ...
Ebba (as Gunnel Nilsson-Göransson)
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A lifeboat floats ashore at the coast of Skåne. Inside are two dead men who who've been murdered. Policeman Kurt Wallander is assigned to the case. The men are identified with the help of the police in Latvia. One of their officers travel to Sweden to to help but when he returns to his home country he is mysteriously murdered. Kurt flies to Riga to find out why and is drawn into complex conspiracy. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Brilliant TV movie with a perfect Rolf Lassgård
6 October 2007 | by (Netherlands) – See all my reviews

what a strange site is IMDb. How can you deliver such a low votes to a nearly perfect TV-movie, The end of the site to my belief.

Rolf Lassgård plays perfectly his roll as Kurt Wallander, and he is more in control than the book character. Now you really believe this world.

And it is really beautiful done. Director and crew deliver a perfect job. And they reward the viewer.

What is left is a brilliant TV-movie, with a stunning Rolf Lassgård, and also the rest of the cast has perfect contributions.

I read the book before but this is one of the few occasions that film is better than book. A big 9!


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