Wallander (2008– )

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A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.

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 Kurt Wallander (12 episodes, 2008-2015)
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 Anne-Britt Hoglund / ... (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Nyberg (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
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 Linda Wallander (9 episodes, 2008-2015)
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 Lisa Holgersson (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
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 Magnus Martinsson / ... (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
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Existential detective Kurt Wallander must battle his own demons as he works to solve a series of bizarre crimes in southern Sweden. This series is made up of three distinct films, each one a mysterious journey into murder, deception and baffling crimes. Follow Inspector Kurt Wallander - a disillusioned everyman - as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the seemingly sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in beautiful southern Sweden. Brilliantly acted and visually dazzling, Wallander is based on the bestselling Swedish crime novels by Henning Mankell. Written by cmwinn1227

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Mankell wrote the novels for this Wallander!
29 March 2011 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

This is a series of high quality with storyline based on the successful novels of Henning Mankell and on an outstanding actor in the leading role.

Why you MUST see it?

  • Incredible character development! Wallander's personality is an open


book to the viewer who is in sympathy with him and is able to share their feelings with him as the plot reveals itself. The series manages to depict a great and charming contradiction. Wallander is a compassionate inspector who suffers from the murders he encounters during his investigations. He is inappropriately compassionate for this job yet he does everything for it. Although misery follows his personal life he doesn't lose hope and believes in the goodness of people. This is that gives him the dimension of a hero even though he is presented incredibly ordinary and human who often make mistakes.

  • Really good acting from the most of the cast.




  • Amazing directing which transfers completely the atmosphere of


Sweden. It is really good that BBC decided to film the series in Sweden as it provides ideal landscapes for photography and directing and greatly matches with the melancholic personality of Wallander and with the original script of course.

  • Solid script that follows consistently enough Mankell's novels.




If you prefer a series that is based on quality and not visual effects you should definitely go for it.


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