A man armed with a bomb attempts to rob a bank. Things go wrong and the bomb goes off. Was it an accident or murder? Wallender and his team are unable to prevent another bomb going off and ...
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A man armed with a bomb attempts to rob a bank. Things go wrong and the bomb goes off. Was it an accident or murder? Wallender and his team are unable to prevent another bomb going off and another death. Will they be able to prevent the next explosion and what does astrology have to do with each death? Written by
Viewers get a chance to play detective as clues pile up
The 2nd episode in this Wallander series is solid. I'd rate it 6.5 if I could. It's a 6 or 7. The first two reviews tell you that the movie is a good one, correctly. The average IMDb rating of 5.4 (with 709 votes in) is too low, in my opinion.
This story is complex. It involves a bank robbery, several killings by bombs, astrology, and complex family details. The movie is smoother than the first in the series. It focuses mostly on the police procedural aspects. We move alongside the police as the clues accumulate. We are given a chance to solve the crime. Some clues are given only once or visually. The story progresses quite fast. It is a bit challenging to keep up. One cannot doze off.
The characters are now established and their lives are progressing. This provides interludes.
There is some social commentary that comes through too. There is criticism of the ethics of a doctor, both in his personal and business lives. There is conflict between Kurt and his daughter Linda that arises from several sources, one of which is changing mores.
It adds up to a worthwhile entry in the series.
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