Wallander: Season 2, Episode 3

The Fifth Woman (17 Oct. 2010)

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Three elderly men, Holger Eriksson, Gosta Runfeldt and Eugen Blomberg, are murdered in seemingly unrelated incidents. The smell of perfume on Runfeldt's suitcase suggests a woman's ... See full summary »


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Bo Runfeldt (as Edward Hughes)


Three elderly men, Holger Eriksson, Gosta Runfeldt and Eugen Blomberg, are murdered in seemingly unrelated incidents. The smell of perfume on Runfeldt's suitcase suggests a woman's involvement. None are mourned by their families, who regarded them as bullies and womanizers, which shocks Wallander, whose own father has just died. A dedication in a book by Eriksson to a woman called Krista leads to the members of a former self-help group for abused women, attended by Vanja, Runfeldt's ex-lover. Is one of these women the killer? Written by don @ minifie-1

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In the first scene with Wallander, he stops his car and the sound of a conventional hand brake is heard. The Volvo V70 II does, however, have an electronic parking brake, which does not make such a sound. See more »


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20 October 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Wallander: The Fifth Woman" is perhaps the most depressing among the depressing Wallender episodes I've seen, but it is also the most profound and the most beautifully acted. Wallender (Kenneth Branagh), while coping with problems at home involving his father (David Warner), investigates the gruesome murders of three men who seem unconnected. They were all definitely killed by the same person and died slow, painful deaths. Can Wallender and his cronies find a connection before there's another murder? Kenneth Branagh will break your heart, as will David Warner. As usual, the supporting cast is top-notch.

This series isn't for everyone. It's gritty and the atmosphere tends to be heavy. But the episodes are beautifully produced, and you couldn't ask for a better characterization than Branagh's. I haven't seen anyone else play Wallender; from the fronts of some DVD/VHS boxes, though, it looks as if, with his boyish face, he comes off as younger. I also am guessing that he gives the character more layers.

"The Fifth Woman" is the best I've seen thus far of "Wallender."

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