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"Wallander" The Fifth Woman (2010)

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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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Who Is Torturing the Renowned Womanizers of Ystad? See more (4 total) »


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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
Claire Davis .... production coordinator: UK
Zoë Edwards .... production executive (as Zoe Edwards)
Calle Gisselsson .... production staff
Charlie Goldberg .... business affairs
Ian Johnson .... publicist
Marigo Kehoe .... head of production
Chris Lahr .... production coordinator
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
Frida Wallman .... floor runner (as Frida Boström)
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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10 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Who Is Torturing the Renowned Womanizers of Ystad?, 17 October 2010
Author: WeatherViolet from United States

Well, this one may strike you as another dismal, dreary, downbeat episode, ridden with graphic carnage and that irritating, screeching theme song, but Kenneth Branagh and Saskia Reeves rise above the turmoil, to deliver the finest "Wallander" performances of the season, while David Warner also leaves his lasting impression.

This opens with a murder, a perpetrator's stalking an elderly gentleman in the woods near Ystad Municipality, Skåne County, Sweden, shoving him onto a deck of sharp boards, leaving him to suffer. A second murder victim, is forced to hike barefoot into the woods, and strangled while tied to the trunk of a tree. A third victim is overtaken in the woods with chloroform, roped into an open body bag, and shoved from a pier into a lake to drown. A suspected fourth intended victim may be shoved onto the railroad tracks as a moving train approaches unless the Ystad Municipality Polis team arrives to thwart a fourth murder.

When Polis Chief Lisa Holgersson (Sadie Shimmin) insists Detective Kurt Wallander (Kenneth Branagh) to break from investigating this latest string of murders during his father's Povel Wallander (David Warner) illness, Kurt insists upon working despite the toll demanded upon his stamina. Fellow officers Anne-Britt Hoglund (Sarah Smart), Magnus Martinsson (Tom Hiddleston) and Nyberg (Richard McCabe) remain loyal to Kurt, continuing to alert him each time which someone discovers a body.

Some intended victims include Holger Eriksson (Howard Swinson), automobile salesman who dedicates poetry to Krista; Gosta Runfeldt (Stefan Karlsson), florist planning an airplane trip; Eugen Blomberg (Fredrik Dolk), entrepreneur of international business company; Gote Tandvall (Dudley Sutton), elderly gentlemen having dealings with others; and Max Lunnqvist (Patrik Karlson), younger gentleman working at railroad station.

Meanwhile Kurt visits Povel, who asks Nurse Gertrude (Polly Hemingway) to stay, to listen to his conversation. Povel asks Kurt to take him home to his studio because Povel doesn't want to die in the nursing home, with all meaning ending there. Kurt agrees to return Povel home, where Nurse Gertrude accompanies Povel, who tells Kurt to avoid remaining alone because no one handles life and death alone.

Linda Wallander (Jeany Spark) arrives by railroad with Inga Wallander (Phyllis Logan), her mother, who surprises Kurt with her visit to the church memorial service. Afterward, Inga asks Kurt why he continues to wear his wedding band because they cannot turn back. When Kurt asks Linda if she cares for anything from her grandfather's estate, she answers that he already gave her his poetry last summer.

Gertrude volunteers to see Inga and Linda to the depot, while Kurt continues the multi-homicide investigation. At Polis Station, driver Sven Tyren (John-Paul Hurley) reports Eriksson missing because he hasn't responded to deliveries. Sven accompanies Kurt, Magnus and Nyberg to the residence, where they discover first body.

Anne-Britt asks to meet Kurt at the florist, Manager Vanja Andersson (Saskia Reeves) shows them the back room, to discover blood stains, to report Florist Gosta Runfeldt missing, after not appearing for a flight. Vanja accompanies Anne-Britt and Kurt to Polis Station, to which she is often re-invited when evidence and additional bodies surface.

Magnus calls Kurt by morning to inform him that a jogger has found another body, tortured and strapped to a tree, a victim of strangulation. Polis Chief Lisa Holgersson offers Kurt a break to mourn, but he continues to investigate.

Daniel Gylling (William Scott-Masson), a Maitre d'hotel, introduces Kurt to Bo Runfeldt (Edward Hughes), son of Gosta, and meets with Kurt, saying that his sister and he had lost mother to suicide, after Gosta was abusive, and that Gosta and Vanja shared an intimate past. Vanja soon tells Kurt that Gosta was sometimes abusive, and she stayed on in his employ to support her young son, Peter Andersson (Albert Maris).

When Anne-Britt discovers a suitcase in a field, then taken to forensics, the Department again summons Vanja to identify the contents. Vanja reports that these articles of clothing definitely belong to Gosta, but they're too neatly folded to indicate that he has packed the suitcase. Plus they have a scent of perfume, indicating that a woman may have been involved.

At a local Maternity ward, an intruder interrupts a birthing by 20-year-old Katerina Taxall (Alice Mary), who is believed to have been involved with one of the victims, while Midwife Yiva Brink (Sanchia McCormack) pursues the intruder, who assaults her.

Soon, a jogger is abducted, chloroformed, bound into an open bag, and shoved from a pier and drowned. Nyberg, Magnus and Kurt arrive the next day to investigate the scene of the murder. Kurt questions Adela Blomberg (Beatie Edney), who has reported her husband missing that day, and she also reports Eugen's chasing after many women, but that he threatened to cut her funds if she were to leave him.

After Kurt holds a press conference to petition residents to identify a woman with cropped dark hair, Vanja reports to Kurt that she has participated in a former support group of abused women, having five regulars plus occasional guests. Yvonne (Claire Cox), the sister of Krista, has belonged to the group and had short dark hair, but Vanja recalls none of the members' surnames. Kurt notices on Vanja's wall a landscape painting by Povel, which begins to create a sense of understanding between Kurt and Vanja, before Peter Andersson, her son, enters the room.

Gote Tandvall (Dudley Sutton) is then questioned as someone who remembers the sisters Harverman (Krista and Yvonne) through his dealings. Elinor Grunden (Rebecca Thorn) is questioned about her husband's disappearance and conduct. Max Lunnqvist (Patrik Karlson) is running behind schedule for his shift at the railroad station, at which Polis scurry to attempt to prevent another murder and stage a compelling showdown. The cast is rounded out by Joanna Bacon as Neighbour, and Karen Gledhill as Nurse.

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