A Swedish cop in a small town by the Baltic coast.

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 Linda Wallander 13 episodes, 2005-2006
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 Katarina Ahlsell 13 episodes, 2009-2010
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 Stefan Lindman 13 episodes, 2005-2006
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A Swedish cop in a small town by the Baltic coast.

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5 November 2007 (Finland)  »

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$774, 15 June 2012, Limited Release

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$10,359, 17 June 2012
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First season lead character Stefan Lindman first appeared in Danslärarens återkomst (2004). See more »

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Spun-off from The Hounds of Riga (1995) See more »

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Superb series
22 July 2010 | by See all my reviews

I am a huge fan of detective shows, so I was interested in seeing Wallander. This series is absolutely superb, as much as I did like the English series, this series(in Swedish) is much better, it is better plotted and has a more consistent tone. Wallander is often described as the "Swedish Morse", seeing this it is not hard to see why.

The scenery is wonderful, and the cinematography is atmospheric and skillful. The music is clever and never feels intrusive or too-much. The writing is always top notch, always moving, intelligent or goosebump-inducing, while the story lines are beautifully constructed with situations that are realistic and plausible and there are plenty of chilling and nail-biting moments. The direction is excellent constantly, while the acting is absolutely fantastic. Krister Henrickssen IS Wallander in my opinion, there are so many words to describe how good his performance is here and I would probably be here all night listing them. Johanna Sallstrom was wonderful too as Linda, and I too was shocked at her death, she was to me a very good actress, and I loved how hers and Kurt's relationship was developed, while the villains are very intriguing and chilling.

Overall, a superb and I think superior series. 10/10 Bethany Cox


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