Wallander: Season 1, Episode 3

Bröderna (20 Jan. 2008)

TV Episode  -   -  Crime | Drama | Mystery
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 725 users  
Reviews: 4 user | 3 critic

Wallender interviews a couple about their stolen dog. The following day the couple are tortured and brutally murdered. Similar deaths follow and Wallender and his team have to find out ... See full summary »



(creator), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in

Watch Now

From $4.99 on Amazon Instant Video

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 656 titles
created 26 Sep 2011
a list of 3153 titles
created 27 Dec 2011
a list of 901 titles
created 10 Dec 2012
a list of 41 titles
created 16 Feb 2013

Related Items

Search for "Bröderna" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Bröderna (20 Jan 2008)

Bröderna (20 Jan 2008) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Wallander.
« Previous Episode | 3 of 32 Episodes | Next Episode »


Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johanna Sällström ...
Angela Kovacs ...
Ann-Britt Höglund (as Angela Kovács)
Fredrik Gunnarsson ...
Chatarina Larsson ...
Douglas Johansson ...
Mats Bergman ...
Stina Ekblad ...
Marianne Mörck ...
Allan Svensson ...
Johan Karlsson
Anders Aldgård ...
Olof Wrangel
Sofie Lindberg ...
Caroline Wrangel
Fredrik Dolk ...
Lars Berg
Bo G. Andersson ...
Andersson (as Bo G Andersson)


Wallender interviews a couple about their stolen dog. The following day the couple are tortured and brutally murdered. Similar deaths follow and Wallender and his team have to find out whether there is an underlying connection in the deaths and whether three missing army conscripts are involved. Written by mangos47

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


See all certifications »


Official Sites:



Release Date:

20 January 2008 (Finland)  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs



See  »

Did You Know?


The amount of snow varies from during the movie, from 10 cm in the beginning to almost nothing to 20 cm at the end. The story is set in January/February, in these months there's normally 10-20 cm snow in south Sweden where the series is set. See more »


Follows Wallander: Byfånen (2005) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Anti-war thematic material energizes this episode
20 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I rate this, the third film in the second Wallander series, higher than the average IMDb rating of 5.6.

I found the film well done in all respects and engaging. It's well constructed. Several murders have been committed. Their elusive connection turns out to be another crime committed against immigrant Algerians 25 years earlier by men wearing combat apparel.

This brings in one social theme. Loosely connected to it thematically is that there is a large contingent of Swedish military doing exercises in Ystad and rather running a bit amok. But the army is looked upon as something of a joke and it is the occasion of some sardonic remarks, since Sweden has historically been neutral for 200 years and hasn't fought in a war for a long time. Sweden is not in NATO, although it has some relations with it but the CIA has strong links within Sweden.

The film has some intensely emotional moments covering the crimes. Even though modern movies have many such crimes, this film made an impact in the way in which these were handled.

Another interesting theme is the one of the line that separates self-defense from murder, and the more general theme of taking the law into one's own hands. The film was not afraid to take these on and handle them.

The actress playing Linda Wallander had a remarkable talent for expressiveness that deepens her character even when she has no lines to speak. I cannot help remarking that she often is ultra-sensitive and troubled in demeanor, and, sorry to say, in real life she later took her own life.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Kurt Wallender vs Wallender hmbrown-2
Parody of Wallander (and other Scandinavian crime dramas) Schnorbitz
Jussi craigseddon
Second series in UK nachohater
Wallander Season 2 BBC4 this Spring mike-h-williams
Song at the end of S02 E01 - Hamnden sonja-6
Discuss Bröderna (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: