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"Wallander" The Fifth Woman (2010)

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Wallander: Season 2: Episode 3 -- When Wallander investigates the disappearance of an elderly bird-watcher, he discovers a gruesome and meticulously planned murder: a body impaled in a trap of sharpened bamboo poles.  When another man is reported missing, once again Wallander's life is on hold as he works tirelessly to find a link between the series of vicious murders. Gradually, he comes to realise that he is on the trail of a serial killer bent on revenge.  Meanwhile, he becomes close to one of the key suspects.


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Richard Cottan (written by)
Henning Mankell (novel)
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17 January 2010 (Season 2, Episode 3)
Three elderly men, Holger Eriksson, Gosta Runfeldt and Eugen Blomberg, are murdered in seemingly unrelated incidents... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Episode Crew
Directed by
Aisling Walsh  (as Aísling Walsh)
Writing credits
Richard Cottan (written by)

Henning Mankell (novel)

Produced by
Charlotte Bloxham .... line producer
Kenneth Branagh .... executive producer
Richard Cottan .... executive producer
Rebecca Eaton .... executive producer
Anni Faurbye Fernandez .... executive producer
Daniel Gylling .... executive producer (as Daniel Ahlqvist)
Andy Harries .... executive producer
Francis Hopkinson .... executive producer
Ralf Ivarsson .... co-producer: Film i Skåne
Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan .... executive producer
Matthew Read .... executive producer
Åsa Sjöberg .... executive producer
Ole Søndberg .... executive producer (as Ole Søndeberg)
Sanne Wohlenberg .... producer
Sanne Wohlenberg .... series producer (uncredited)
Original Music by
Vince Pope 
Cinematography by
Lukas Strebel (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Kristina Hetherington 
Casting by
Doreen Jones 
Production Design by
Jacqueline Abrahams 
Art Direction by
Anne Mette Bo Drivsholm 
Anders Olin 
Costume Design by
Barbara Kidd 
Makeup Department
Kay Bilk .... makeup artist
Camilla Norberg Hansen .... makeup artist
Christine Walmesley-Cotham .... makeup designer
Production Management
Beewan Athwal .... post-production supervisor
Martin Ersgård .... production manager
Ronald Meier .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Goddard .... first assistant director
Carley Lane .... third assistant director
Andrew Mannion .... second assistant director
Art Department
Christine Bechameil .... construction
Ulf Bruxe .... construction
Louise Drake .... props buyer
Nanna Due Friborg .... graphics (as Nanna Friborg)
Fredric Grecke .... property master (as Fredric Grexke)
Jesper Höglund .... property master
Jessica Tarland .... properties
Dan Taylor .... assistant art director (as Daniel Taylor)
Liv Ulfsdottir .... properties
Sound Department
Marcus Hadriz .... boom operator
Paul Hamblin .... dubbing mixer
Catherine Hodgson .... dubbing editor
Bo Persson .... sound recordist (as Bosse Persson)
Tommy Persson .... boom operator
Andre Schmidt .... dubbing editor
Catherine Thomas .... foley editor
Catherine Thomas .... foley recordist
Special Effects by
Søren Skov Haraldsted .... special effects assistant coordinator
Mark Hedegaard .... special effects technician
Hummer Højmark .... special effects
Christian Kitter .... special effects foreman
Visual Effects by
Sascha Fromeyer .... visual effects
Steven Metcalfe .... digital content producer
Lars Hjelm .... stunts
Deni Jordan .... stunts
Christian Kitter .... stunts
Kimmo Rajala .... stunt coordinator
Kimmo Rajala .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Laurence Cendrowicz .... still photographer
Mikkel Find .... clapper loader
Ewa Gerström .... video assistant
Stefan Jonsson .... lighting
Joe Maples .... focus puller
Simon Muir .... grip
Kalle Penttilä .... best boy (as Kalle Penntilä)
Jon Priddle .... focus puller
Christoph Schobert .... lighting gaffer
Bob Shipsey .... camera operator
Ralf Tjernlund .... lighting
Björn Tobiasson .... clapper loader
Jacob Hagenborn .... second assistant camera: "c" camera (uncredited)
Christoffer Skoog .... assistant grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Sacha Green .... casting
Mikael Hansson .... casting director: Sweden
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Gabriella Ekman .... costumes (as Bella Ekman)
Anna Kot .... costumes
Kerstin Petersson .... costumes
Editorial Department
Aidan Farrell .... colorist
Gwillym Hewetson .... assistant editor
John Kerron .... on-line editor
Frida Mårtensson .... second assistant editor
Rab Wilson .... assistant editor
Frankie Fenton .... edit assistant (uncredited)
Location Management
Lennart Bengtsson .... location manager
Music Department
Emily Barker .... composer: title music
Rael Jones .... musician: guitar
Martin Phipps .... composer: title music
Other crew
Ota Bares .... animal handler
Frida Boström .... floor runner
Claire Davis .... production coordinator: UK
Zoë Edwards .... production executive (as Zoe Edwards)
Calle Gisselsson .... production staff
Ian Johnson .... publicist
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production
Christopher Lahr .... production coordinator (as Chris Lahr)
Ray Leek .... title designer
Ray Leek .... titles designer
Anders Lexne .... armourer
Evelyn Lindgren .... production secretary
Della Moore .... production accountant
Julian Murray .... production accountant
Sarah Nilsson .... assistant unit manager
Lisbeth Olofsson .... production secretary
Louise Raihle .... production coordinator (as Louise Raihle Lagnecranz)
Carol Saunderson .... script supervisor
Anthony Bagley .... data wrangler (uncredited)
Katri Johansson .... production accountant assistant (uncredited)

Series Crew
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Art Department
Simon Bang .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Forbes Noonan .... adr recordist
Special Effects by
Jacob Riewe Henriksen .... special effects technician
Søren Hvam .... special effects technician
Claus Nørregård .... special effects technician
Martin Thomsen .... special effects technician
Camera and Electrical Department
Peter Degerfeldt .... gimbal operator
Josef Lopez .... assistant electrician
Casting Department
Carin Anzelius .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ann-Justine Anderung .... costume assistant
Flora Wingård .... costume assistant
Other crew
Curt Ögren .... helicopter pilot
Nadiya Luthra .... runner (uncredited)
Production CompaniesDistributors
  • AXN (2011) (Hungary) (TV)
Special EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

89 min
UK:15 (video rating) (2010)

Did You Know?

Phyllis Logan and Dudley Sutton both appear in this episode. They were co-stars in the series 'Lovejoy' starring Ian McShane.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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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Poor Wallander--Is There No Peace?, 12 November 2015
Author: Hitchcoc from United States

You can draw your own conclusions about the ending. Let's face it. Wallander seems to love too much, even those who are dangerous and psychotic. He values human life on the one hand, but has trouble giving that to those closest to him. In this episode, he deals with he death of his father, a complex artist who thinks his son is wasting his life and embracing unhappiness. The story here is about a series of maligned women and the murders of their oppressors. The murders are strikingly cruel and hard to explain. Wallander believes that there is a connection among the different deaths, and it is finding that connection that is at the root of his investigation. Kenneth Branagh continues to portray the long suffering police detective. He is faced with pain every step of the way. He is dogged in his efforts to discover those who have done terrible things, but realizes that sometimes there is causality in their actions. I believe that he can identify with their suffering because he experiences so much of his own. I read some of the Menkel books and had no idea Wallander was so depressed. I am planning on watching the Swedish version of these stories to see how he is portrayed. I think this particular story is the most interesting and well-rounded of the Branagh canon.

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