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Wallander 

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A television show centered on a soul-searching Swedish cop.
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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 ...  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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Storyline

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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Sarah Smart (Anne-Britt Hoglund) and David Warner (Povel Wallander) appeared on The Secret of Crickley Hall (2012). See more »

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Reason it is so compelling
22 January 2011 | by stancym-1See all my reviews

Other reviewers have already praised this series adequately. I only want to add that this series renewed my interest in seeing just about every film or TV presentation that Kenneth Branagh has acted in. He's been in some vehicles that weren't terrific, but he is unfailingly a great actor.

When you watch Wallander, and you see his eyes begin to well up with tears, or you see him struggling to get an answer to come out of his mouth, you really do forget you are watching an ACTOR. Branagh literally becomes Wallander and you think Wallander is a real person. It is partly the way the character is written, but much of the credit goes to Branagh.

Wallander is a man who struggles with words, so he is the opposite of Branagh, to whom words are golden. You can tell this from Branagh's interviews as well as from his performances. The visuals in the series are stunning, the plots are interesting, but it is Wallander's complex and troubled personality that really forces one to stay with the series. He's so real, so human. Don't miss it.


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Release Date:

10 May 2009 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Ystad, Skåne län, Sweden

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