Wallander (2005–2013)
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Goran, the village idiot, robs a bank then blows himself up. When investigations begin, more sinister activities are revealed involving a doctor who works in the Ystad Hospital.


Jørn Faurschou


Petra Revenue (screenplay), Henning Mankell (story)




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Krister Henriksson ... Kurt Wallander
Johanna Sällström ... Linda Wallander
Ola Rapace ... Stefan Lindman
Angela Kovacs Angela Kovacs ... Ann-Britt Höglund (as Angela Kovács)
Fredrik Gunnarsson ... Svartman
Chatarina Larsson Chatarina Larsson ... Lisa Holgersson
Douglas Johansson ... Martinsson
Mats Bergman ... Nyberg
Stina Ekblad ... Rättsläkare
Marianne Mörck Marianne Mörck ... Ebba
Anders Ekborg ... Göran / Bror
Amanda Ooms ... Henriette Leike
Johan Rabaeus ... Eric Leike (as Johan Rabeus)
Linus Jardert Linus Jardert ... David Leike
Toni Rhodin Toni Rhodin ... Michael Sandell


A man armed with a bomb attempts to rob a bank. Things go wrong and the bomb goes off. Was it an accident or murder? Wallender and his team are unable to prevent another bomb going off and another death. Will they be able to prevent the next explosion and what does astrology have to do with each death? Written by mangos47

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The title "Byfånen" translates in English to "The Village Idiot". See more »


Woman hostage in bank asks to go to bathroom, you can then see urine puddling on floor beneath her. She is then thrown to the floor and her pants are completely dry. See more »

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Reveng Served Cold
18 November 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

A mentally challenged man, who thinks Sitting Bull was his father, ignites a pipe bomb in a bank, after demanding money from the tellers. There is little logic to his actions, but because he is eccentric and slow, it is passed off as the actions of an "idiot." As Wallander and Linda, his daughter and colleague get involved, there are all kinds of tentacles leading to this event. For one thing, a prominent cardiologist has been sending 2000 Krona a month for years to this man's mother (she has died recently). For another, there is some sort of astrological connection involving star charts and dates. But there is an even bigger mystery unfolding (which I will leave to the viewer). If I have a criticism, it might be that the conclusion is a little light on reality. Still, this series is really growing on me.

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Release Date:

13 January 2008 (Finland) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden

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DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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