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The Wide Net 

Det grovmaskiga nätet (original title)
Jan Miller wakes up one day with a heavy hangover. The wife's place next to him is empty and neatly laid out. In the bathroom he makes a horrific discovery: his wife is dead in the water-filled bathtub.
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Series cast summary:
Sven Wollter ...  Van Veeteren 2 episodes, 2000
Samuel Fröler ...  Jan Miller 2 episodes, 2000
Camilla Strøm Henriksen Camilla Strøm Henriksen ...  Eva Ringmar 2 episodes, 2000
Claes Ljungmark ...  Munster 2 episodes, 2000
Steve Kratz Steve Kratz ...  Renberg 2 episodes, 2000
Lena Granhagen ...  Fru Ringmar 2 episodes, 2000
Jonas Falk Jonas Falk ...  Polischefen 2 episodes, 2000
Lars Green Lars Green ...  Rektorn 2 episodes, 2000
Peter Engman Peter Engman ...  Carl Ferm 2 episodes, 2000
Göran Berlander Göran Berlander ...  Santer 2 episodes, 2000
Ulricha Johnson Ulricha Johnson ...  Vera 2 episodes, 2000
Stefan Norrthon Stefan Norrthon ...  Veterinär 2 episodes, 2000
Per Sandberg Per Sandberg ...  Mattsson 2 episodes, 2000
Magnus Krepper ...  Våldsam patient 2 episodes, 2000
Anne-Li Norberg Anne-Li Norberg ...  Sköterska 2 episodes, 2000
Mathias Lenhoff Mathias Lenhoff ...  Vårdare 2 episodes, 2000
Bente Danielsson Bente Danielsson ...  Lisa 2 episodes, 2000
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Jan Miller wakes up one day with a heavy hangover. The wife's place next to him is empty and neatly laid out. In the bathroom he makes a horrific discovery: his wife is dead in the water-filled bathtub.

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Country:

Sweden | Denmark | Norway

Language:

Swedish

Release Date:

2 January 2000 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Håkan Nesser - Das grobmaschige Netz See more »

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(2 parts) | (DVD)

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Stereo

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Color

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16:9
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When listening to the tape of Eva and the choir, Van Veeteren puts the cover in his coat pocket. After wandering through the flat he stops the tape and puts it back into its cover that was lying next to the tape-recorder. See more »

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Followed by Birthmarked (2001) See more »

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a long insult to the Swedish police
11 August 2012 | by JW-30See all my reviews

It can be interesting at times to have a negative personality as your protagonist. Ill-tempered, inconsiderate, incompetent, boring: Van Veeteren is the police investigator assigned to a case of murder.

What does he do? No blood tests, no motives asked (nor found), no collecting facts, no time-line building, not checking for people who might have had a motive or hated the victims, no responsibility taken for his actions - Van Veeteren rather kicks another officer between the legs as a "reprimand" than admitting his own fault.

What does he do instead? He accuses and insults without proof, he forces the grieving spouse again and again to recount sexual details (without any use for the investigation, so probably for his own enjoyment), he wanders around with his sick dog, strains an ankle doing sports, passes judgment without anything to go on, gets other people in deep trouble and eventually killed, and doesn't seem to feel much remorse.

Now anti-heroes can be interesting by themselves. Sadly, this one is not - but maybe there is some social tension coming out of it? Nope. His colleagues are painted to be very much like Van Veeteren. Not professional, just incurious prejudiced dullards.

Is the Swedish police really like that, or is this movie intended to be a long, slow, boring insult to them? In either case, I cannot see any reason people would want to watch this. Don't waste your time on it like I did.

I like Swedish landscape, Swedish faces and good actors, and together with some production values these are the redeeming features earning this flick some points. But the story? Terrible.


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