Wallander (2005–2013)
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Mastermind 

Kurt and his men tries to find the connection between a horrible murder taken place in Ystad and the kidnapping of one in the police force daughter. It also seems someone has infiltrated the police and control every move the police make.

Director:

Peter Flinth

Writers:

Stefan Ahnhem (screenplay), Henning Mankell (story)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Krister Henriksson ... Kurt Wallander
Johanna Sällström ... Linda Wallander
Ola Rapace ... Stefan Lindman
Douglas Johansson ... Martinsson
Angela Kovacs Angela Kovacs ... Ann-Britt Höglund (as Angela Kovács)
Mats Bergman ... Nyberg
Fredrik Gunnarsson ... Svartman (as Fredrik Gunnarson)
Marianne Mörck Marianne Mörck ... Ebba
Stina Ekblad ... Obducenten
Michael Nyqvist ... Lothar Kraftzcyk
Sally Carlsson Sally Carlsson ... Therese (as Sally Frejrud Carlsson)
Lisa Lindgren ... Elisabeth
Suzanna Dilber Suzanna Dilber ... Jolanta
Frederic Täckström Frederic Täckström ... Malmöpolis
Olli Markenros Olli Markenros ... Tekniker
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Storyline

Kurt and his men tries to find the connection between a horrible murder taken place in Ystad and the kidnapping of one in the police force daughter. It also seems someone has infiltrated the police and control every move the police make.

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Based on original source material created by Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell. See more »

Goofs

Lothar Kraftzcyk cannot possibly be a "Yugoslav" name. See more »

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Not like the others in this series and now I know why
5 April 2021 | by markwallace-84932See all my reviews

When I watched this movie, I was not only shocked at how ridiculous it was. I was even more shocked that it sacrificed all the believability that usually makes these Swedish versions of the Wallander films so impressive, one of the best series of police procedurals I've ever seen (and I've seen too many to want to discuss it).

After the fact, I learned that this episode had been released first as a movie in theaters, and then things started to make more sense. The overblown absurd dramatics, plus what seemed a bigger budget for effects, look clearly like part of a misguided attempt to sell the series to a larger audience.

The movie is trying to have the visual impact of something like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and doesn't succeed.

The first film in this series, Before the Frost, was also released in theaters, and thankfully is much much better than Mastermind. And at least knowing that Mastermind was trying to be something other than a usual episode in this series helps me understand why it goes so wrong--and helps me be glad that other episodes in the series did not try to repeat the errors made here.


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Country:

Denmark | Finland | Germany | Norway | Sweden

Language:

Swedish | Serbo-Croatian

Release Date:

26 December 2006 (Germany) See more »

Filming Locations:

Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,755,773
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Yellow Bird See more »
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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