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Wallander 

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A television show centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.
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2016   2012   2010   2009  
Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 12 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kenneth Branagh ...  Kurt Wallander 12 episodes, 2008-2015
Richard McCabe ...  Nyberg 11 episodes, 2008-2015
Jeany Spark Jeany Spark ...  Linda Wallander 10 episodes, 2008-2015
Sarah Smart ...  Anne-Britt Hoglund 9 episodes, 2008-2012
Sadie Shimmin Sadie Shimmin ...  Lisa Holgersson 6 episodes, 2008-2010
Tom Hiddleston ...  Magnus Martinsson 6 episodes, 2008-2010
Barnaby Kay ...  Lennart Mattson 5 episodes, 2012-2015
David Warner ...  Povel Wallander 5 episodes, 2008-2015
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Existential detective Kurt Wallander must battle his own demons as he works to solve a series of bizarre crimes in southern Sweden. This series is made up of four distinct films, each one a mysterious journey into murder, deception, and baffling crimes. Follow Inspector Kurt Wallander - a disillusioned everyman - as he struggles against a rising tide of violence in the seemingly sleepy backwaters in and around Ystad in beautiful southern Sweden. Brilliantly acted and visually dazzling, Wallander is based on the bestselling Swedish crime novels by Henning Mankell. Written by cmwinn1227

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With the exception of "The Pyramid" (a collection of short stories about Kurt Wallander's life before the events of "Faceless Killers"), all of the books in the Wallander series have been adapted for the U.K. television version. This includes Wallander: Before the Frost (2012), which is not technically a Wallander novel (his daughter Linda is the main character). See more »

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Featured in The Wright Stuff: Episode #17.135 (2012) See more »

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Brilliant British Production of Swedish National Treasure
28 July 2009 | by MRavenwoodSee all my reviews

Detective Kurt Wallander, a man in perpetual need of a shave and a healthy meal is a noir-by-day modern gumshoe fighting for justice. His dedication has cost him. His wife left him after finding out he's already married to his work. His daughter is an earnest and dutiful supporter of the detective, but oblivious to the evil his eyes see daily. Not sure how he's doing it, but Kenneth Branagh OWNS this role and he's *really* appealing as this frayed-at-the-edges public servant. Shot like a mini-series, or a movie for TV, I admit I am impressed with his ability to flex into this role that is so utterly unlike his Shakespeare work. Frankly, he acts circles around the other cast members. A must-see for the mildest Branagh fan and good enough for any mystery/detective story lover. FYI: Disc 1 has two episodes. Disc 2 has one episode and special features that has spoilers if you don't see the other shows first. I was disappointed that I saw the 3rd episode before the first two. I understand there are 3 more episodes ordered for 2010. 07/09


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10 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden

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