Wallander (2005–2013)
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A Liberian man is found murdered on a train travelling from Ystad. Wallander and his team have no leads and are put out that Stockholm HQ has sent a man to head the investigation.

Director:

Stephan Apelgren

Writers:

Lars Lundström (screenplay), Anna Fredriksson (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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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 (as Fredrik Gunnarson)
Douglas Johansson ... Martinsson
Mats Bergman ... Nyberg
Marianne Mörck Marianne Mörck ... Ebba
Tomas Bolme ... Kenneth Nilsson
Stina Ekblad ... Karin Linder
Lena Strömdahl Lena Strömdahl ... Maj Nilsson
Göran Thorell Göran Thorell ... Arvid
Nicklas Gustavsson Nicklas Gustavsson ... Lasse
Sannamari Patjas Sannamari Patjas ... Mia
Shebly Niavarani ... Farzan Keyhan
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A black man is found dead in a goods wagon in a railway yard. The apparent suicide is soon found to be a murder. Was there a racial motive? A man has confessed to the murder but Wallander does not believe him. And why has the CID been sent in to investigate the murder? Then another black man goes missing. Wallander and his team must find out if there is a connection with the murder. Written by mangos47

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The title "Afrikanen" translates in English to "The African". See more »

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Although the film plays out in the south of Sweden, which has a very distinct dialect of its own, all the main characters clearly speak with a very noticeable Stockholm accent. See more »

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An Exploration of Racism and Political Games
18 November 2015 | by HitchcocSee all my reviews

This is a study of what racism can be in a non-American country. When a Liberian man is murdered by the railroad tracks, we are treated to the same awful comments, including the "N" word, that can be found anywhere else. There is tension because of the race issue which somehow has affected the life of a successful politician and long-time friend of Wallander. When Linda finds out that Stefan had sex with a hotel manager, she cuts him off. The joyful professional relationship between the two is compromised. Meanwhile, Kurt faces the prospect of having to go after a man he cares about. Another subplot is an overly zealous, self-centered policeman who has been sent to the precinct with a hidden agenda. This is an OK episode, but it didn't grab me as some have.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Sweden]

Country:

Sweden

Language:

Swedish | English

Release Date:

23 December 2006 (Germany) See more »

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1.78 : 1
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