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The Hounds of Riga (1995)

Hundarna i Riga (original title)
A lifeboat floats ashore at the coast of Skåne. Inside are two dead men who who've been murdered. Policeman Kurt Wallander is assigned to the case. The men are identified with the help of ... See full summary »

Director:

Per Berglund (as Pelle Berglund)

Writers:

Lars Björkman (screenplay), Henning Mankell (novel)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Kurt Wallander
Björn Kjellman ... Blomman
Benny Poulsen Benny Poulsen ... Karlis Liepa
Charlotte Sieling Charlotte Sieling ... Baiba Liepa
Pauls Butkevics ... Överste Potris
Juris Kaminskis ... Överste Murnieks
Peteris Liepins Peteris Liepins ... Zids
Leonîds Grabovskis ... Mikaelis
Stellan Skarsgård ... Magnus Björk
Ernst Günther ... Fadern
Cecilia Zwick-Nash Cecilia Zwick-Nash ... Linda
Carina Lidbom Carina Lidbom ... Eva Strandberg
Monica Stenbeck Monica Stenbeck ... UD-Thörn
Tove Granditsky Tove Granditsky ... Inese
Gunnel Nilsson ... Ebba (as Gunnel Nilsson-Göransson)
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A lifeboat floats ashore at the coast of Skåne. Inside are two dead men who who've been murdered. Policeman Kurt Wallander is assigned to the case. The men are identified with the help of the police in Latvia. One of their officers travel to Sweden to to help but when he returns to his home country he is mysteriously murdered. Kurt flies to Riga to find out why and is drawn into complex conspiracy. Written by Mattias Pettersson <seaman@sbbs.se>

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Not bad, but definitely not the best Wallander flick!
23 June 2005 | by Koen-aka-filmfreakSee all my reviews

It is winter, 1991. Inspector Kurt Wallander's team at the Ystad police station face a new challenge: two corpses, frozen together in a gruesome embrace, have been washed ashore on the remote Swedish coastline. The dead men were Eastern European criminals, but what looks like a gangland hit takes on a much more sinister aspect when Wallander travels across the Baltic Sea to Latvia, a nation in the throws of the massive upheaval that will lead to its independence from the Soviet Union. Wallander is thrown into an icy, alien world of police surveillance, veiled threats and lies, coming to understand what it is to live in a nation in which democracy is still a dream. Only his dogged, almost subconscious desire to see justice done will lead him to the shadowy figures he pursues.

Compared to one of the latest Wallender flicks 'Mannen som log (2003).' You can conclude that the script and acting are not so good, but still a very entertaining movie!


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Release Date:

10 November 1995 (Sweden) See more »

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Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden See more »

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