Eleven-year-old Johannes is found dead in a barn after he has been sexually abused. Lindman is charged with telling the father, whom he knows from a local shooting club, but is taken off ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Johanna Sällström ...
Svartman (as Fredrik Gunnarson)
Mats Bergman ...
Stina Ekblad ...
Chatarina Larsson ...
Ulf Friberg ...
Lasse Bengtsson
Claes-Göran Turesson ...
Ulf Rickardsson
Ing-Marie Carlsson ...
Britta Holm
Anders Ahlbom ...
Roffe Liljeberg (as Anders Ahlbom Rosendal)
Greger Frankman
Sven Strömersten-Holm ...
Klas Gråstedt (as Sven S. Holm)
Rolf Degerlund ...
Åke Andersson
Hampus Edfeldt ...


Eleven-year-old Johannes is found dead in a barn after he has been sexually abused. Lindman is charged with telling the father, whom he knows from a local shooting club, but is taken off the case for previous unprofessional contact and pursues his own investigations. The prime suspect, a man seen chatting to Johannes at a supermarket, is found dead but his neighbour, an ex-policeman, had already arrested a similar child killer years earlier. As the investigation continues, it is clear that child pornography is involved, reopening old memories for Lindman. Written by don @ minifie-1

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In Sweden this and another two episodes of season 1 premiered in theaters: Wallander: Innan frosten (2005) and Wallander: Mastermind (2005). The rest of the season was released straight to video; only later was it shown on TV. See more »


Lennart Hjulström is incorrectly listed in the end credits, while he really should have been credited in the previous episode Wallander: Jokern. See more »

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Moody;Broody;Austere and Mesmerising!
31 October 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This episode was shown on English BBCTV last night Oct 30th 2010. It was an amazing and tense episode. I felt all the angst. Many have probably seen this episode but it was the first time for me. Those who know, will understand when I say I was devastated by the conclusion. I still have a lump in my throat. I first watched the English version of Wallander which was OK! However, when I thought to try the Swedish version, I have never looked back, sub titles have never bothered me. Krister Henricksson is marvellous. What an actor! All the main characters are wonderful and I care about each and everyone of them. When I care about a character, it is a measure to me, of how I grow to love the series. I am captured. The Swedish landscape is wonderful and austere, sometimes even eerie. I love it. The production is second to none with superb acting, so I think directing too! Wallander I think is a tortured soul but does not wear his heart on his sleeve and is neither a martyr to this. For me Sweden IS Wallander. I hope that BBCTV will continue with this series. This is worth the TV licence alone! Roll on next Saturday, when I can prepare for the next troubled and angst ridden episode! By the way, I am 63 myself but I am able to appreciate the slightly unkempt gorgeousness, of Ole Rapace.

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