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19 October 2001 (Sweden) See more »
A Kurt Wallander mystery told from the perspectives of police and criminal. A foreign teenage girl burns... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Rolf Lassgård ... Wallander
Henrik Persson ... Stefan
Siw Erixon ... Ann-Britt Höglund

Christer Fant ... Svedberg
Lars Melin ... Martinsson
Klas-Gösta Olsson ... Nyberg (as Klas Gösta Olsson)
Kerstin Andersson ... Lisa Holgersson
Jenny Rudell ... Linda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cecile Anckarswärd ... Sköterska (episode 2) (as Cecile Anckarsvärd)
Gunilla Andersson ... Tolk (episode 3)
Rune Bergman ... Bonden (episode 1)
Petra Brylander ... Vårdare (episode 1)
Leif Ericson ... Liljegren (episode 2) (as Leif Eriksson)
Stig Grybe ... Wetterstedt (episode 1)
Fredrik Gunnarsson ... Björn Fredman (episodes 1, 2)
Mats-Einar Jakobsson ... Peter Hjelm (episode 2)
Dan Kandel ... Vittnet (episode 1) (as Dan Kandell)
Tomas Köhler ... Geert (episode 2) (as Thomas Köhler)
Katarina Larke ... Städerskan (episode 1)
Amanda Lindfors ... Dolores
Cecilia Lindqvist ... Maria Fredman

Tanja Lorentzon ... Elisabet Carlén (episode 3) (as Tanja Svedjeström)
Lars Nordh ... Forsfält (episodes 2, 3)
Mats Olausson ... Logård (episodes 1, 3)
Kim Procopé ... Kvinna vid krock (episode 3)
Anja Schmidt ... Rättsläkare (episode 1)
Mathilde Simonsen-Hebrand ... Louise
Åsa Söderlind Kajic ... Vårdare (episodes 1, 3)
Christer Söderlund ... Läkare (episode 1)
Florinda Vinas ... Gunilla (episode 2)

Directed by
Leif Magnusson 
Writing credits
Henning Mankell (novel)

Henning Mankell (screenplay) &
Leif Magnusson (screenplay)

Produced by
Klaus Bassiner .... co-producer
Gertrud Bengtsson .... executive producer
Reinhold Elschot .... co-producer
Wolfgang Feindt .... co-producer
Peter Nadermann .... co-producer
Lars Säfström .... executive producer
Original Music by
Conny Malmqvist  (as Conny C.-A. Malmqvist)
Hans Åkerhjelm 
Cinematography by
Jens Schlosser 
Film Editing by
Wadt Thomsen 
Casting by
Anja Schmidt 
Production Design by
Peter Bävman 
Set Decoration by
Patrik Wiberg 
Costume Design by
Katja Watkins 
Makeup Department
Inger Forsberg .... makeup artist
Monica Hägerström .... special makeup effects artist
Åsa Nilsson .... makeup artist
Production Management
Maria Karlsson Thörnqvist .... production manager (as Maria Karlsson)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anna Garpestad .... second assistant director
Axel Hällen .... trainee assistant director
Joakim Höglund .... first assistant director
Art Department
Maria Ahlström .... props
Jerry Alm .... carpenter
Elna Bengtsson .... painter
Jonas Bengtsson .... carpenter
Mussi Brodin .... props
Helga Bumsch .... assistant to production designer
Ulf Ekman .... painter
Jonas Lindblad .... graphics designer
Erik Magnusson .... props
Hans Erik Olsen .... painter (as Hans-Erik Olsen)
Mats Yström .... carpenter
Christer Zaar .... painter
Sound Department
Anders Eklund .... sound technician
Lars Gudbrand .... sound technician
Thomas Nilsenius .... sound re-recordist
Dennis Persson .... sound technician
Olle Tannergård .... dialogue re-recordist
Alexander Thörnqvist .... sound mixer
Alexander Thörnqvist .... sound re-recordist
Special Effects by
Martin Gant .... fire coordinator (episode 1)
Gonzalo Gretter .... special effects assistant (episode 1)
Atle B. Martin .... special effects assistant (episode 1)
Kjell Nemrin .... fire coordinator (episode 2)
Jannik Vestmar .... smoke operator
Maria Blom .... stunts (episode 3)
Dennis Lundin .... stunts (episode 3)
Björn Persson .... stunts (episode 3)
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator (episodes 1, 3)
Kimmo Rajala .... stunts (episodes 1, 3)
H.-P. Virkki .... stunts (episode 3) (as Harri-Pekka Virkki)
Camera and Electrical Department
Nils Bergendahl .... still photographer
Bertil Larsson .... electrician
Stig-Åke Larsson .... electrician
Richard Lindström .... helicopter camera operator
Joakim Strand .... assistant camera
Dennis Trulsson .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Maria Blomberg .... trainee costumer
Maria Lagerholm .... costume assistant
Editorial Department
Camilla Bärnheim Schillers .... assistant editor
Peter Diemar .... colorist
Ulrika Ekberg .... post-production assistant
Kenneth Lindegren .... post-production assistant
Cecilia Nordlund .... post-production assistant
Pernille Bärnheim Schillers .... assistant editor
Camilla Sjerén .... post-production coordinator
Other crew
Svend Abrahamsen .... liaison: Nordisk Film och TV-Fond
Mats Adolfsson .... press publicist
Agneta Andersson .... production secretary
David Andersson .... runner
Lennart Bengtsson .... researcher
Göran Ehrnström .... location manager
Fredrik Heurlin .... extras liaison
Margarete Jangård .... production assistant
Peter Kimay .... location scout
Gabriella Knutagård .... location assistant
Christin Loman .... tramp
Oskar Meier .... technical coordinator
Jens Meyer Leegard .... tramp
Martin Persson .... researcher
Ulf Ryberg .... script consultant
Bitte Svensdotter .... script supervisor
Ola Westman .... technical coordinator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Villospår" - Sweden (original title)
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161 min (3 parts) | Sweden:153 min (DVD)
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The only Wallander adaptation with screenplay by author Henning Mankell himself (together with director Leif Magnusson).See more »
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
A disturbing case for Wallander, 5 August 2012
Author: Tweekums from United Kingdom

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

As this story opens Swedish police detective Kurt Wallander attends a scene where a farmer is complaining about somebody in his crop. As Kurt enters the crop he sees a teenaged girl and calls out to her; she then immolates herself in front of his. He manages to get away before the crop catches fire but is haunted by what he saw. It isn't long before more deaths occur; these are even more bizarre though as the killer uses an axe to kill his victims then scalps them! These victims aren't obviously connected but given the way they died it is clear to the police that the same killer is involved.

The identity of the killer is not hidden from the viewer so the only real question to be asked is 'why is he doing it?' When we do learn the connection between the victims it is pretty grim so it is hard to have much sympathy for them. Knowing the killers identity doesn't make the story any less interesting in fact is sometimes makes it more interesting as we see the police talking to him without suspecting him and later we see him approaching Kurt's daughter Linda which increased the sense of danger. There are quite a few disturbing moments that mean this isn't suitable for younger viewers but given the themes and the way they are shown I doubt they would be too interested in watching it.

Originally made as a single film this story was broken into two separate episodes when it aired on BBC4 which was a shame as by the time I came to watch the concluding episode I'd forgotten too many details of the opening part; if it is shown this way in future I'd recommend recording it and watching the two parts together so you can enjoy it as the creators intended.

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