In one of the last scenes there is a man talking in a mobile phone. That man is Tomas Eneroth he is one of the members in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. See more »
When they're talking about Robin, the young computer hacker who has been in jail for hacking Pentagon, they're saying "him" a several times in the movie, however, Robin is a she, but in the book version (the original version of Fierwall/Brandvägg), "Robin" (book character's name is Robert) is described as a boy with short hair and glasses. See more »
Having read quite many of Henning Mankell's novels I was interested to see how well they transform to films. "Brandvägg" (which is 'firewall' in English) puts Kurt Wallander (the resident main character of Mankell's crime novels) in the trails of an international terrorism. What starts as a simple murder investigation soon escalates into bigger things, which I won't spoil here - part of the charm of the movie comes from discovering it yourself. The strong points of the movie are its characters - Rolf Lassgård draws a very human Kurt Wallander and the supporting cast is excellent. The plot is not the most original one (the fragility of technology-depended Western world has been pointed out in many movies before) but holds the viewer's interest to the end. My only gripe is the "happy ending" which seems unnecessary but I guess it is true to the book. In conclusion "Brandvägg" was a positive surprise and I am looking forward to see more Wallander novels on screen.
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