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Wallander: Season 3: Episode 3 -- A series of bizarre, ghoulish homicides defy explanation, with only a King James Bible left on each crime scene as a clue. Detective Kurt Wallander and his daughter Linda discover what gets lost when belief turns into zeal
Wallander: Season 1: Episode 3 -- A wealthy couple is found murdered at the same time a military exercise is taking place in Ystad.  Linda and Stefan find a surprising lead, proving that when it comes to hunting criminals they can hold their own with Kurt Wallander.
Wallander: Season 1: Episode 2 -- An intellectually-challenged man walks into a bank wearing a feather in his hair, claiming to have a bomb around his neck.  Was he sent by someone?  The case plunges Kurt Wallander and his team of investigators into a world of astrology and murder.
Wallander: :  -- A trailer promoting the mystery series "Wallander," starring Kenneth Branagh, which is being presented in the U.S. on PBS's "Masterpiece Mystery!"

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Seasons:
1 | 2 | 3 | 4
Release Date:
2008 (UK) See more »
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Plot:
A TV program centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.
Awards:
Nominated for Golden Globe. Another 11 wins & 22 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Swedish Wallander Every time! See more (37 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 6 of 20)

Kenneth Branagh ... Kurt Wallander (12 episodes, 2008-2015)

Sarah Smart ... Anne-Britt Hoglund / ... (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Richard McCabe ... Nyberg (9 episodes, 2008-2012)

Jeany Spark ... Linda Wallander (7 episodes, 2008-2012)
Sadie Shimmin ... Lisa Holgersson (6 episodes, 2008-2010)

Tom Hiddleston ... Magnus Martinsson / ... (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
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Series Directed by
Philip Martin (2 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Writing credits
Henning Mankell (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Richard Cottan (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Peter Harness (3 episodes, 2012)
Ronan Bennett (2 episodes, 2015)

Series Produced by
Daniel Ahlqvist .... executive producer / producer (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Kenneth Branagh .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer / executive producer: WGBH (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Andy Harries .... executive producer (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Anni Faurbye Fernandez .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Francis Hopkinson .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Ralf Ivarsson .... co-producer: Film i Skåne / co-producer (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Ole Søndberg .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Sanne Wohlenberg .... producer / series producer (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Matthew Read .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Åsa Sjöberg .... executive producer (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Anne Mensah .... executive producer: BBC (3 episodes, 2008)
Simon Moseley .... producer (3 episodes, 2008)
Charlotte Bloxham .... line producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Richard Cottan .... executive producer (3 episodes, 2010)
Hilary Benson .... line producer (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Original Music by
Martin Phipps (6 episodes, 2008-2012)
Vince Pope (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lukas Strebel (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Anthony Dod Mantle (2 episodes, 2008)
Igor Martinovic (2 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Film Editing by
Kristina Hetherington (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
 
Series Casting by
Doreen Jones (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
 
Series Production Design by
Jacqueline Abrahams (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Tom Burton (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Direction by
Anne Mette Bo Drivsholm (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Anders Olin (3 episodes, 2010)
 
Series Costume Design by
Barbara Kidd (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Katja Watkins (3 episodes, 2008)
 
Series Makeup Department
Camilla Norberg Hansen .... makeup artist (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Kay Bilk .... makeup artist (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Christine Walmesley-Cotham .... makeup designer (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Love Larson .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Eva Von Bahr .... makeup designer (3 episodes, 2008)
Oskar Wallroth .... makeup artist (3 episodes, 2008)
Waldo Mason .... prosthetics (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Production Management
Beewan Athwal .... post-production supervisor (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Martin Ersgård .... production manager (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Nina Sackmann .... production manager (4 episodes, 2008-2010)
Nicki Mousley .... post-production supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
Ronald Meier .... unit manager (3 episodes, 2010)
Christopher Lahr .... production manager (3 episodes, 2012)
Rasmus Ericksson .... unit manager (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tussy Facchin .... third assistant director / second assistant director (3 episodes, 2008-2012)
Carin Anzelius .... third assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Henrik Henziger .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Mannion .... second assistant director (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Mark Hopkins .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Alex Oakley .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2008)
Carley Lane .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Jack Ravenscroft .... first assistant director (2 episodes, 2010)
Anna Brabbins .... second assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
Andy Hodgson .... third assistant director (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Art Department
Ulf Bruxe .... construction / constructor (6 episodes, 2008-2012)
Christine Bechameil .... construction / properties (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jesper Höglund .... properties / property master / ... (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Dan Taylor .... assistant art director (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Anders Olin .... construction / construction manager / ... (5 episodes, 2008-2012)
Fredric Grecke .... properties / property master (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Nanna Due Friborg .... graphics / graphic designer (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Hilda Lorentzon .... stand by props / props (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
Göran Olin .... props buyer (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
Jessica Tarland .... properties (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Elle Furudahl .... assistant art director (3 episodes, 2008)
Oscar Hansen .... property master (3 episodes, 2008)
Søren Schwartzberg .... property master (3 episodes, 2008)
Louise Drake .... props buyer (3 episodes, 2010)
Liv Ulfsdottir .... properties (3 episodes, 2010)
Calle Sundberg .... chargehand props (3 episodes, 2012)
Graham Ward .... stand-by art director / standby art director (3 episodes, 2012)
Fredrik Andersson .... art department assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Simon Drew .... property master (2 episodes, 2012)
Li Garpenfeldt .... props buyer (2 episodes, 2012)
Filip Iversen .... chargehand props (2 episodes, 2012)
Simon Riley .... stand-by props chargehand (2 episodes, 2012)

Simon Bang .... storyboard artist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Marcus Hadriz .... boom operator (7 episodes, 2008-2012)
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer (7 episodes, 2008-2012)
Catherine Thomas .... foley editor / foley recordist/editor (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jonas Rudels .... sound recordist / boom operator (5 episodes, 2008-2012)
Lee Crichlow .... dubbing editor / sound effects editor (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
Bo Persson .... sound recordist (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Alex Ellerington .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Klas Engström .... boom operator (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Jim Goddard .... sound effects editor (3 episodes, 2010-2012)
Philip Clements .... foley editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Luis Fernandez Garcia .... mix tech (3 episodes, 2012)
Juraj Mravec .... adr recordist / foley recordist / ... (3 episodes, 2012)
Matthew Skelding .... dialogue editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Catherine Hodgson .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Lee Walpole .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2008-2010)
Iain Eyre .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2008)
Willie Peterson-Berger .... boom operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Andre Schmidt .... dubbing editor (2 episodes, 2010)

Forbes Noonan .... adr recordist (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Hummer Høimark .... special effects / special effects coordinator (7 episodes, 2008-2012)
Søren Skov Haraldsted .... special effects assistant coordinator (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Mark Hedegaard .... special effects technician (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Christian Kitter .... special effects foreman / special effects (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Sören Bang .... special effects (2 episodes, 2008)

Jacob Riewe Henriksen .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Søren Hvam .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Claus Nørregård .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
Martin Thomsen .... special effects technician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Sascha Fromeyer .... visual effects / visual effects supervisor (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Steven Metcalfe .... digital content producer (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Kristoffer Jönsson .... digital imaging technician (3 episodes, 2008)
Marcus Vasques Osorio .... digital imaging technician (3 episodes, 2008)
Stefan Ciupek .... digital camera supervisor (2 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Savchenko .... compositor: lenscarefx (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Stunts
Deni Jordan .... stunt coordinator / stunts / ... (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator / stunt double / ... (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Lars Hjelm .... stunts (5 episodes, 2008-2012)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ewa Gerström .... lighting / lighting technician / ... (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Mikkel Find .... clapper loader (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Christoffer Skoog .... assistant grip / grip assistant (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Kalle Penttilä .... best boy (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Joe Maples .... focus puller / first assistant camera (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Christoph Schobert .... lighting gaffer (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Thomas Neivelt .... gaffer (3 episodes, 2008-2010)
Martin Andersson .... lighting (3 episodes, 2008)
Torben Borup Madsen .... best boy / gaffer (3 episodes, 2008)
Thomas Holm Deleurang .... focus puller (3 episodes, 2008)
Nils Olof Johansson .... grip (3 episodes, 2008)
Oskar Lorentzon .... lighting (3 episodes, 2008)
Stefan Jonsson .... lighting (3 episodes, 2010)
Ralf Tjernlund .... lighting (3 episodes, 2010)
Björn Tobiasson .... clapper loader (3 episodes, 2010)
Kaspars Cirsis .... data wrangler (3 episodes, 2012)
Stefan Ciupek .... camera operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Jesper Find .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2008)
Karsten Jacobsen .... Steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2008)
Jimmy Leavens .... grip (2 episodes, 2008)
Jacob Hagenborn .... second assistant camera: "c" camera / video assist: additional unit (2 episodes, 2010)
Nathan Mann .... focus puller (2 episodes, 2010)
J. Paul Fahle .... electrician / lighting (2 episodes, 2012)
Matt Fisher .... "a" camera operator / steadicam operator (2 episodes, 2012)
Steven Gardner .... first assistant camera (2 episodes, 2012)
Gary Norman .... grip (2 episodes, 2012)
Juha Virtala .... lighting (2 episodes, 2012)
Robert Wiesel .... lighting (2 episodes, 2012)

Peter Degerfeldt .... gimbal operator (unknown episodes)
Josef Lopez .... assistant electrician (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Mikael Hansson .... casting director: Sweden (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Sacha Green .... casting (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Liz Vincent-Fernie .... casting (3 episodes, 2008)

Carin Anzelius .... extras casting (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriella Ekman .... costumes (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Kerstin Petersson .... costumes (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Sigge Avander .... costumes (3 episodes, 2008)
Anna Kot .... costumes (3 episodes, 2010)
Samantha Keeble .... assistant costume designer (3 episodes, 2012)
Catherine Lovett .... costume supervisor (3 episodes, 2012)
Georgiana Sayer .... costumer / costumes (2 episodes, 2012)

Ann-Justine Anderung .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
Flora Wingård .... costume assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Editorial Department
Aidan Farrell .... colorist (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
John Kerron .... on-line editor (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Gwillym Hewetson .... assistant editor (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Emma Anckar .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Andrew Melhuish .... conforming editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Kane Williams .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2008)
Frida Mårtensson .... second assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
Rab Wilson .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2010)
David Fisher .... assistant editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Clyde Kellett .... on-line editor (3 episodes, 2012)
Mandy Miller .... post production paperwork (3 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Music Department
Emily Barker .... composer: title music (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Rael Jones .... musician: guitar (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Martin Phipps .... composer: title music (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Jon Opstad .... music programmer (2 episodes, 2012)
 
Series Transportation Department
Louise Raihle .... transportation captain / transportation coordinator (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
 
Series Other crew
Ray Leek .... title designer / titles designer (9 episodes, 2008-2012)
Ian Johnson .... publicist (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production (8 episodes, 2008-2012)
Zoë Edwards .... production executive / production coordinator: UK (7 episodes, 2008-2012)
Anders Lexne .... armourer / armorer (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Della Moore .... production accountant (6 episodes, 2008-2010)
Calle Gisselsson .... production coordinator / production staff (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Louise Raihle .... production coordinator / coordinator / ... (6 episodes, 2010-2012)
Thomas Nilsson .... location manager (5 episodes, 2008-2010)
Carol Saunderson .... script supervisor (5 episodes, 2010-2012)
Peter Kimay .... location manager (4 episodes, 2008-2012)
Evelyn Lindgren .... production secretary / production assistant (4 episodes, 2010-2012)
Petra Elmquist .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2008)
Vicki Howe .... script supervisor (3 episodes, 2008)
Rebecka Kihlberg .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2008)
Kevin Proctor .... production assistant (3 episodes, 2008)
Claire Davis .... production coordinator: UK (3 episodes, 2010)
Christopher Lahr .... production coordinator (3 episodes, 2010)
Julian Murray .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2010)
Lisbeth Olofsson .... production secretary (3 episodes, 2010)
Caroline Drab .... runner (3 episodes, 2012)
Camilla S. Larsson .... production accountant (3 episodes, 2012)
Rachel Quigley Smith .... production accountant / financial controller (3 episodes, 2012)
Paul Zieleniec .... assistant accountant (3 episodes, 2012)
Elinor Isenberg .... location manager (2 episodes, 2008)
Anthony Bagley .... data wrangler (2 episodes, 2010)
Katri Johansson .... production accountant assistant (2 episodes, 2010)
Sabbir Ahmed .... location accountant (2 episodes, 2012)
Caroline Ehrnström .... location assistant (2 episodes, 2012)
Gunnar Järvstad .... location manager (2 episodes, 2012)
Kalle Persson .... marine coordinator (2 episodes, 2012)
Ben Rosa .... production coordinator: UK (2 episodes, 2012)
Lindsay Salt .... script editor (2 episodes, 2012)

Nadiya Luthra .... runner (unknown episodes)
Curt Ögren .... helicopter pilot (unknown episodes)
 
Series Thanks
Aisling Walsh .... thanks (1 episode, 2012)
 

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25 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Swedish Wallander Every time!, 16 January 2010
Author: robert-connor from United Kingdom

Both the first series of Swedish TV's Wallander and the second collection of British TV's interpretations have recently been aired on British TV, and whilstthey share a number of elements and qualities (locations, excellent filmatography, thoughtful and impressive 'takes' on the central figure of Kurt Wallander), it's the differences that seem to separate a good television drama from an outstanding one.

Obviously the two productions differ in a number of basic ways and it's worth highlighting these as a given. For the most part Swedish Wallander uses Mankel's stories as inspiration, creating unique plots per episode, whilst British Wallander uses the source material and thus far has for the most part faithfully adapted 6 of Mankel's books (interestingly the choice has been to adapt out of sequence, although the original stories were also published out of sequence, in Britian at least). An exception is the depiction of Kurt's father and his struggle with dementia, which logically has to progress through the overall TV series.

A second key difference is the interpretation of Kurt Wallander's relationship with his daughter. Swedish TV puts Linda into the police force from the outset, and uses this device to explore their legendary troubled relationship with the added frisson of professional, hierarchical tensions. Also into the mix is the relationship between Linda and her colleague Stefan Lindman. British Wallander maintains the original Linda/Kurt story arc, with Linda not yet having enrolled for police duty.

A third difference is the inclusion/exclusion of the Ann-Britt Höglund character. It seems the Swedish version quickly came to view this character as unnecessary within the looser story structure, as she is dispensed with well before Series One concludes. For British TV Höglund remains integral, just as she is in the books.

However, setting aside these givens, there are a number of factors which set the two interpretations apart in terms of quality, success and viewer experience. British Wallander is quite pacey, moving the story along briskly from scene to scene. Whilst this mostly works, it does occasionally occur at the expense of scene and/or character development - the camera (and therefore the viewer) is forced to follow Kurt, leaving other characters as cyphers. This is most notable during scenes with colleagues at police HQ. Swedish Wallander adopts a slower style, allowing characters and stories to develop and unfold with greater subtlety. This approach leads to a second and quite fundamental difference, and it is this element that underlines the superiority of the Swedish Wallander. The combination of writing, direction and editing for a slower pace allows the Swedish actors to effectively 'do less' and achieve more. Accordingly, Henricksson, Bergman, Sällström, Rapace et al are repeatedly given the time and direction to use economy and skill to enable the viewer to understand what they are thinking, feeling etc. The final episode of Series One was a particular example of this, with all concerned but particularly Sällström and Henricksson underplaying beautifully to create scenes of desperate sadness, bewilderment and loss whilst actually 'doing' very little. In comparison, a combination of misjudged casting and actors being let down by script and scene construction in the British version means for the most part the viewer receives less reward. Branagh, Warner and most notably McCabe as Nyberg are the exceptions, the former not least because Wallander remains the prime focus through the British drama, and is therefore given more time, scene-by-scene, and Warner because he is quite simply an experienced and clever film actor. Yet it is McCabe who shines, underplaying beautifully, especially during scenes in Episode 4 - The Faceless Killers.

Views on casting are always contentious. Suffice to say, the Swedish series has somehow managed to secure a host of clever actors who know a thing or two about camera work, and particularly scenes in close-up. From the moments of occasional humour gratefully received from Mörck's Ebba and Gunnarsson's Svartman (an incidental and unsung masterpiece of a performance) to the brilliance of Henricksson and Sällström, it's the Swedish production which holds the treats and subtleties and warrants repeat viewings.

The British Wallander is indeed watchable, but let's hope the BBC transmits Series 2 of the Swedish production as soon as possible, and let's also hope the absence of Rapace and Sällström doesn't diminish what has been an excellent television production.

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