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The plot revolves around an attempt to disable all the financial systems in the Western world by idealists who believe that it will change the world and correct its imbalances, notably the poverty in Africa.








Series cast summary:
Rolf Lassgård ...  Wallander 2 episodes, 2006
Marie Richardson ...  Maja 2 episodes, 2006
Lars Melin Lars Melin ...  Martinsson 2 episodes, 2006
Kerstin Andersson Kerstin Andersson ...  Lisa Holgersson 2 episodes, 2006
Sten Elfström Sten Elfström ...  Nyberg 2 episodes, 2006
Kajsa Ernst ...  Elvira 2 episodes, 2006
Rupert Holliday-Evans ...  Carter 2 episodes, 2006
William Wahlstedt William Wahlstedt ...  Solomon 2 episodes, 2006
Mira Eklund Mira Eklund ...  Eva 2 episodes, 2006
Sofia Pekkari ...  Sonja 2 episodes, 2006
Pia Örjansdotter ...  Robin 2 episodes, 2006
Pierre Tafvelin Pierre Tafvelin ...  Kjellman 2 episodes, 2006
Morgan Alling ...  Lötberg 2 episodes, 2006
Tomas Norström ...  Erik Hökberg 2 episodes, 2006
Cecilia Nilsson ...  Siv Eriksson 2 episodes, 2006
Lena Nylén Lena Nylén ...  Marianne Falk 2 episodes, 2006
Fyr Thorvald Strömberg Fyr Thorvald Strömberg ...  Alfredsson 2 episodes, 2006
Christoffer Svensson Christoffer Svensson ...  Jonas 2 episodes, 2006
Eva Fritjofson Eva Fritjofson ...  Bexell 2 episodes, 2006
Georgi Staykov Georgi Staykov ...  Istvan 2 episodes, 2006
Jimmy Lindström ...  Hantverkare 2 episodes, 2006
Peter Perski Peter Perski ...  Dr. Meyer 2 episodes, 2006
Tweet Gainsborough Tweet Gainsborough ...  Nurse Brenda 2 episodes, 2006
Sinovuyohoza Sinovuyohoza ...  6-årig flicka 2 episodes, 2006
Sonwabo Maqweqwe Sonwabo Maqweqwe ...  7-årig pojke 2 episodes, 2006
Emanuel Emanuel ...  Taxi chaufför 2 episodes, 2006
Ing Marie Andersson Ing Marie Andersson ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Ninni Bauer Ninni Bauer ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Cecilia Domstad Cecilia Domstad ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Josef Harringer Josef Harringer ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Hasse Karlsson Hasse Karlsson ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Dan Lind Dan Lind ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Marie Nord Andersson Marie Nord Andersson ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Charlotte Stenberg Charlotte Stenberg ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Bror Widén Bror Widén ...  Civilpolis 2 episodes, 2006
Sofia Andersson Sofia Andersson ...  Uniformerad polis 2 episodes, 2006
Mikael Bastenius Mikael Bastenius ...  Uniformerad polis 2 episodes, 2006
Anders Fryklund Anders Fryklund ...  Uniformerad polis 2 episodes, 2006
Janne Grönqvist Janne Grönqvist ...  Uniformerad polis 2 episodes, 2006
Biggan Hjelt Biggan Hjelt ...  Uniformerad polis 2 episodes, 2006
Errol Jäger Errol Jäger ...  Uniformerad polis 2 episodes, 2006
Göran Sjögren ...  Uniformerad polis 2 episodes, 2006
Eric Werner Eric Werner ...  Uniformerad polis 2 episodes, 2006


The plot revolves around an attempt to disable all the financial systems in the Western world by idealists who believe that it will change the world and correct its imbalances, notably the poverty in Africa.

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The complete cast is credited in both episodes. See more »


When they're talking about Robin, the young computer hacker who has been in jail for hacking Pentagon, they're saying "him" a several times in the movie, however, Robin is a she, but in the book version (the original version of Fierwall/Brandvägg), "Robin" (book character's name is Robert) is described as a boy with short hair and glasses. See more »


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A Non-Hollywood techno-thriller
5 January 2008 | by groucho-47See all my reviews

Having read quite many of Henning Mankell's novels I was interested to see how well they transform to films. "Brandvägg" (which is 'firewall' in English) puts Kurt Wallander (the resident main character of Mankell's crime novels) in the trails of an international terrorism. What starts as a simple murder investigation soon escalates into bigger things, which I won't spoil here - part of the charm of the movie comes from discovering it yourself. The strong points of the movie are its characters - Rolf Lassgård draws a very human Kurt Wallander and the supporting cast is excellent. The plot is not the most original one (the fragility of technology-depended Western world has been pointed out in many movies before) but holds the viewer's interest to the end. My only gripe is the "happy ending" which seems unnecessary but I guess it is true to the book. In conclusion "Brandvägg" was a positive surprise and I am looking forward to see more Wallander novels on screen.

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Release Date:

19 January 2007 (Sweden) See more »

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Die Brandmauer See more »

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South Africa See more »

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Dolby Digital (5.1)



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