When his daughter Linda's father-in-law Haken disappears the newly reinstated Wallander assists detective Yttenberg in trying to find him. Learning that Haken had been a submariner thirty years earlier Wallander believes he was keeping secrets relating to that period of his life from his wife Louise, another secret being Haken's severely disabled daughter Signe, whom he would visit surreptitiously. following a suspicious death Wallander's own dementia begins to slowly kick in but he still unearths events from the 1980s when Haken was possibly leading a double life. In locating the missing man Wallander discovers the truth about these accusations and is able to close his very last case.
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Did You Know?
In the intro, Kenneth Branagh
's voiceover recites the poem 'The Half-Finished Heaven' by Nobel Prize winner Tomas Tranströmer
but skipping the ante-penultimate verse "The endless ground under us". See more
at 49:47 Wallander asks his son-in-law, "what else have you been keeping from my sister?" ... He must mean his daughter. NOTE: it may not be a goof as it may mean to demonstrate his mental slippage after his diagnosis of Alzheimer's. See more