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The White Lioness (1996)

Den vita lejoninnan (original title)
In a world where international terrorism knows no national borders, Wallander and his South African colleagues must prevent a crime that would change the face of history.

Director:

Per Berglund (as Pelle Berglund)

Writers:

Lars Björkman (screenplay), Henning Mankell (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Wallander
Charlotte Sieling Charlotte Sieling ... Baiba
Cecilia Zwick-Nash Cecilia Zwick-Nash ... Linda (as Cecilia Zwick Nash)
Ernst Günther ... Fadern
Basil Appollis Basil Appollis ... John September
Denise Newman ... Ann
Tshamano Sebe Tshamano Sebe ... Mabasha
Marius Weyers ... Dekker
Dipuo Huma Dipuo Huma ... Miranda
Lee-Ann Van Rooi Lee-Ann Van Rooi ... Matilda
Gideon De Wet Gideon De Wet ... Wiermann
Jesper Christensen ... Konovalenko
Rino Brezina Rino Brezina ... Rykoff
Boel Larsson Boel Larsson ... Tania
Siw Erixon Siw Erixon ... Louise Åkerblom
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In a world where international terrorism knows no national borders, Wallander and his South African colleagues must prevent a crime that would change the face of history.

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Sydafrika. En organisation planerar ett attentat. Spåren leder till Sverige. En man kan stoppa dem. See more »


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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Norway

Release Date:

1 November 1996 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

The White Lioness See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Town, South Africa See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The time on the clock when the second black murderer arrives at Copenhagen. See more »

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Swedish anti-apartheid whodunnit
26 November 2004 | by hara192See all my reviews

there is lot to be said for Swedish made for TV film from the 90s. this particular one is certainly doomed by a rather good novel which it is based on. the screen writing follows the novel rather loosely but still tries to incorporate all the locations and characters of the original source and that is where this film does not work. i am not sure if there was a lot of material shot that ended on the cutting room floor or if the script is actually the choice. either way - it makes the plot complicated and not so very straight without adding excitement. some good writing has gone into this but maybe it would have been better to remove it even further from the novel. the editing especially lacks in craftsmanship. performances are rather good, however. one does get the impression though, that filming partly in cape town seemed to be a nice option for everybody. since Mankell is a very! famous author in scandinavia, one cannot help thinking that the team was under the impression that everything they produce is going to be a success.


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