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Release Date:
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 »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 15 of 30)

Rolf Lassgård ... Wallander (3 episodes, 2001)
Henrik Persson ... Stefan (3 episodes, 2001)
Siw Erixon ... Ann-Britt Höglund (3 episodes, 2001)

Christer Fant ... Svedberg (3 episodes, 2001)
Lars Melin ... Martinsson (3 episodes, 2001)
Klas-Gösta Olsson ... Nyberg (3 episodes, 2001)
Kerstin Andersson ... Lisa Holgersson (3 episodes, 2001)
Jenny Rudell ... Linda (3 episodes, 2001)
Cecilia Lindqvist ... Maria Fredman (3 episodes, 2001)
Mathilde Simonsen-Hebrand ... Louise (3 episodes, 2001)
Amanda Lindfors ... Dolores (3 episodes, 2001)
Lars Nordh ... Forsfält (2 episodes, 2001)
Mats Olausson ... Logård (2 episodes, 2001)

Fredrik Gunnarsson ... Björn Fredman (2 episodes, 2001)
Åsa Söderlind Kajic ... Vårdare (2 episodes, 2001)

Series Directed by
Leif Magnusson (3 episodes, 2001)
Series Writing credits
Leif Magnusson (3 episodes, 2001)
Henning Mankell (3 episodes, 2001)

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

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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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