Wallander (2008–2016)
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A Lesson in Love 

Kurt has medical problems while he searches for a missing girl after her mother was murdered.

Director:

Benjamin Caron

Writers:

Peter Harness, Henning Mankell (novel)
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Kenneth Branagh ... Kurt Wallander
Kitty Peterkin ... Klara von Enke
Jeany Spark ... Linda Wallander
Harry Hadden-Paton ... Hans von Enke
Terrence Hardiman ... Hakan von Enke
Barnaby Kay ... Lennart Mattson
Karen Gledhill Karen Gledhill ... Manageress
Joe Claflin ... Tobias Eliasson
Cecile Anckarswärd Cecile Anckarswärd ... Anita
Richard McCabe Richard McCabe ... Nyberg
Marie Critchley ... Jonna Malmberg
Glenn Doherty Glenn Doherty ... Erik Malmberg
Clive Wood ... Gustav Ericsson
Hugh Mitchell ... Pontus Ericsson
Thomas Coombes ... Stefan Persson
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Storyline

Shortly after being attacked in the street Wallander investigates the murder of widow Erika Hjelmqvist, whose teenage daughter Hannah has also vanished. Neighbours point Wallander towards the feud between Erika and her tenants, a menacing gang of bikers led by unhelpful Gustav Ericsson, an ageing recidivist, whose son Pontus becomes a prime suspect. A visit from an old friend proves a pleasant diversion before Wallander learns that Hannah was in care and had a secret boyfriend - a revelation leading to her discovery and closure of the case. However Wallander has his own medical problems, causing a suspension from duties. Written by don @ minifie-1

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Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Branagh's Wallander website

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 2016 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Zodiak Entertainment See more »
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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Trivia

Based on the last book of detective Kurt Wallander, written by Henning Mankell. See more »

Goofs

As Wallader approaches the back door and see that a pane of glass is broken, the camera backs up from the inside to show that the door only has a deadbolt, which couldn't have been opened without a key. And when he turns the handle the door opens. See more »

Connections

Version of Wallander: Den orolige mannen (2013) See more »

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very good but oh so sad
19 June 2016 | by blanche-2See all my reviews

Kenneth Branagh is back as Wallander in "Wallander: A Lesson in Love" as the fourth and final season nears its end.

After Wallander is attacked on the street, he begins to investigate the murder of a widow, Erika Hjelmqvist, whose daughter Hannah has disappeared.

Erika had an ongoing altercation with her tenants, a group of bikers. One of the biker's sons, Pontus, comes under suspicion. Wallander finds out that the daughter was in care and also that she had a boyfriend that her mother didn't know about.

He also has a visit from an old girlfriend, which gives him a small break.

Meanwhile, he sees a doctor, afraid that he is developing dementia like his father.The doctor assures him that he's fine. But Kurt is forgetful and confused, and it can't all be due to the head injury he suffered in the attack.

I think sobering is the right word for this dark, atmospheric episode with a Swedish sensibility and beautiful cinematography. Kenneth Branagh is wonderful as the frustrated and frightened Wallander. Also it's nice to see him with his granddaughter, though one can tell he feels inferior next to his daughter's-in-law father, who has more money.

Branagh gives us a complex character, which is my major complaint about the series of films regarding Jesse Stone in which Tom Selleck plays a morose town sheriff. You can't just not smile and speak slowly and think you're creating a character. Branagh tugs at the heart and keeps on tugging, even after the episode.


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