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Pyramiden (2007)

A light plane crashes outside of Mossby strand, and a detonated armour-piercing shell is found in the wreckage. Kurt Wallander is called in to investigate. A few days later, two elderly ... See full summary »


Henning Mankell (novel), Michael Hjorth (screenplay) (as Micke Hjorth) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Rolf Lassgård ... Wallander
Marie Richardson ... Maja
Kerstin Andersson Kerstin Andersson ... Lisa
Lars Melin Lars Melin ... Martinsson
Gunilla Abrahamsson Gunilla Abrahamsson ... Emilia
Mats Andersson Mats Andersson ... Förhörsledare
Tommy Andersson ... Frank
Lia Boysen ... Emma
Dag Elfgren Dag Elfgren ... Böhle
Seth Engström Seth Engström ... Skidmasken
Peter Eriksson Peter Eriksson ... Pilot
Moa Gammel ... Eva
Tobias Kronqvist Tobias Kronqvist ... Tjalle (as Tobias G Kronqvist)
Josefin Ljungman Josefin Ljungman ... Syster
Harald Lönnbro Harald Lönnbro ... Lasse 25


A light plane crashes outside of Mossby strand, and a detonated armour-piercing shell is found in the wreckage. Kurt Wallander is called in to investigate. A few days later, two elderly sisters are killed in an explosion in a sewing supplies shop. Traces of an advanced explosive are found in the burnt-out shop, and evidence soon mounts to indicate that both events are tied to a showdown between two rival narcotics gangs. By chance, Wallander makes a strange discovery about one of the suspects, which leads him back to a traumatic experience from his early days on the force. The continued investigation becomes an intense, violent struggle with Wallander Written by Anonymous

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Unlike the original short story, which takes place just before the first novel and TV adaptation Faceless Murderer (1995), this takes place after the last novel and TV adaptation Brandvägg (2006). Also, flashbacks to the young Wallander have been added as a nod to another short story in the same book, depicting his first case as a patrolman. See more »


According to the opening credits this is based on a novel, while in fact it is based on a short story. See more »


Follows The White Lioness (1996) See more »

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The best Wallander
22 November 2011 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

Henning Mankell's 'Wallander' detective stories have been variously brought to the screen. In some respects, they feel like a Swedish version of 'Inspector Morse': a morose middle-aged detective, with a fondness for alcohol and never-to-be-fulfilled romance with younger women, solves preposterous plots in a pretty town bizarrely afflicted by murders. If one can see past the genre, this sort of stuff can be quite entertaining, but I didn't feel much of the two previous (actually made later) versions of Wallander I'd seen: in the Swedish television series, every plot seemed to end with the life of Wallander's daughter under threat; in the British television version, Kenneth Branagh played a man so washed out you could barely see him against the background. The Swedish films starring Rolf Lassgard, however, are much better. Lassgard brings the character believably and vibrantly to life, even if some of the plots are still frankly silly (this one, for example, features bombs detonated by pulse-meters). It's not 'The Killing', by any means; but by far the best of the Wallander adaptations.

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28 December 2007 (Sweden) See more »

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