Wallander (2005–2013)
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Innan frosten 

Tracking a sadistic killer, detective Kurt Wallander follows a string of incidents -- attacks on domestic animals, ritualistic murders of humans -- with help from his daughter, Linda, a new member of the Ystad police force.

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Stefan Ahnhem (screenplay), Per Berglund (screenplay) (as Pelle Berglund) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Krister Henriksson ... Kurt Wallander
Johanna Sällström ... Linda Wallander
Ola Rapace ... Stefan Lindman
Ellen Jelinek Ellen Jelinek ... Anna Westin (as Ellen Mattsson)
Niklas Falk Niklas Falk ... Erik Westin
Angela Kovacs Angela Kovacs ... Ann-Britt Höglund (as Angela Kovács)
Douglas Johansson ... Martinsson
Mats Bergman ... Nyberg
Fredrik Gunnarsson ... Svartman
Chatarina Larsson Chatarina Larsson ... Lisa Holgersson
Jens Hultén ... Torgeir
Karin Bertling Karin Bertling ... Birgitta Medberg
Malena Engström Malena Engström ... Myran
Maria Arnadottir Maria Arnadottir ... Malin Krantz
Marianne Mörck Marianne Mörck ... Ebba
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Tracking a sadistic killer, detective Kurt Wallander follows a string of incidents -- attacks on domestic animals, ritualistic murders of humans -- with help from his daughter, Linda, a new member of the Ystad police force.

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Sweden | Germany | Denmark | Norway | Finland

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

3 December 2005 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Ennen routaa See more »

Filming Locations:

Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The title "Innan frosten" translates in English to "Before the Frost". See more »

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The movie takes place in a town in Skåne. But only two people in the whole movie speak with a dialect from that area. See more »


Soundtracks

Bohème: Che gelida manina
Written by Giacomo Puccini
Performed by Jussi Björling
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Decent Swedish cop thriller
5 February 2012 | by Magenta_BobSee all my reviews

Innan frosten (roughly translated to "before the frost" – don't worry, it doesn't make sense in Swedish either) is the kind of by-the-numbers, middle-of-the-road police thriller that we get a few of every year here in Sweden but might have some sort of exotic appeal elsewhere – at least that's my theory of why the equally unoriginal The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo became such a hit abroad. At the same time, while it is extremely safe, it does offer 90 minutes of decent entertainment, and perhaps one should not ask for more.

Based on a novel by the rather politically oriented author Henning Mankell, Innan frosten deals with religious fanaticism and vaguely with gay marriage and abortion, which is a decently interesting topic. Moreover, it is hilarious how the casting unflatteringly managed to find so many people who naturally look like crazy fanatics. To spice things up further, the plot also involves the complicated relationship between the inspector Kurt Wallander (a great Krister Henriksson) and his police daughter (the talented, late, Johanna Sällström). Unfortunately, it is overall handled rather clumsily, but there is one terrific scene in which their relationship reaches its culminating point.

Stylistically, the film does little more than what is required, and again, perhaps you should not demand more than that. However, the opening image of burning swans flying through the air is quite striking, and it also features some rather nice images of nature. Finally, the aptly adequate finale concludes what is still probably one of the best films of the series, even if it does not spur any afterthoughts, exactly.


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