Henning Mankell's Wallander

Henning Mankell's Wallander

  • 2007
  • 3 Seasons
  • 7.6  (5,229)

Henning Mankell's Wallander are a series of films produced for the British network BBC; following successful Swedish language adaptations of Mankell's series of Wallander novels English language versions were produced as made for TV films. The character of Kurt Wallander, a middle aged Swedish detective struggling with a changing life and career in the police force is played by Sir Kenneth Branagh in the BBC versions of the novels; despite his attempts at finding a romantic relationship and rebuilding his relationship with his daughter, Linda Wallander struggles with alcohol and family problems throughout the series of films. Nine films have been compelted in the Wallander series for the BBC taking their plots directly from the novels written by Mankell. Although filmed out of sequence the English language Wallander films built a continuing story altering plotlines to allow for the alterations in backgrounds for the characters caused by the change in order. Wallander's first investigation in the series was Sidetracked telling of an investigation into the deaths of successful businessmen around the small town of Ystad in the south of Sweden. Kurt Wallander is haunted throughout the series by mistakes he made in his career and personal life; it is revealed he was stabbed as a young police officer and has divorced his wife and lost contact with his daughter. During the films Wallander also breaks the rules at various times placing his investigations in jeapordy; one of his decisions to investigate a building ends with his closest colleague Anne-Britt Hoglund is attacked and paralysed due to Wallander rushing into the property without permission. The relationship between Wallander and his daughter, Linda becomes more important as the series of films progresses resulting in the character inspiring and taking part in a number of the investigations in later productions.

Henning Mankell's Wallander
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The Sad Bird
6. The Sad Bird
July 30, 2013
As Wallander and Linda work with Malmö police to solve the kidnapping of a restaurateur, Wallander suspects that the police are involved in the crime.
The Arsonist
5. The Arsonist
July 30, 2013
When a man dies in a fire, it looks as if a convicted arsonist recently released from prison is being framed, but he refuses to help the investigation exonerate him.
The Loss
4. The Loss
July 30, 2013
Wallander travels to Moldova to learn more about a woman found dead in Ystad. Upon returning to Sweden, he searches for her missing baby.
The Betrayal
3. The Betrayal
July 24, 2013
The estranged wife of a prominent man is found dead near the family home. The husband is the obvious suspect, but several loose ends suggest more is going on.
Missing
2. Missing
January 19, 2013
Just back from suspension from the police department, Wallander conducts an investigation into the disappearance of a girl which has frightening similarities to a case he worked ten years earlier.
The Troubled Man
1. The Troubled Man
January 11, 2013
Wallander's daughter Linda is married and has a daughter of her own. The disappearance of Linda's father-in-law draws Wallander into a case that has roots in Swedish submarine incidents.
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Henning Mankell's Wallander are a series of films produced for the British network BBC; following successful Swedish language adaptations of Mankell's series of Wallander novels English language versions were produced as made for TV films. The character of Kurt Wallander, a middle aged Swedish detective struggling with a changing life and career in the police force is played by Sir Kenneth Branagh in the BBC versions of the novels; despite his attempts at finding a romantic relationship and rebuilding his relationship with his daughter, Linda Wallander struggles with alcohol and family problems throughout the series of films. Nine films have been compelted in the Wallander series for the BBC taking their plots directly from the novels written by Mankell.

Although filmed out of sequence the English language Wallander films built a continuing story altering plotlines to allow for the alterations in backgrounds for the characters caused by the change in order. Wallander's first investigation in the series was Sidetracked telling of an investigation into the deaths of successful businessmen around the small town of Ystad in the south of Sweden. Kurt Wallander is haunted throughout the series by mistakes he made in his career and personal life; it is revealed he was stabbed as a young police officer and has divorced his wife and lost contact with his daughter.

During the films Wallander also breaks the rules at various times placing his investigations in jeapordy; one of his decisions to investigate a building ends with his closest colleague Anne-Britt Hoglund is attacked and paralysed due to Wallander rushing into the property without permission. The relationship between Wallander and his daughter, Linda becomes more important as the series of films progresses resulting in the character inspiring and taking part in a number of the investigations in later productions.Henning Mankell's Wallander is a series that is currently running and has 3 seasons (33 episodes). The series first aired on November 5, 2007.

Henning Mankell's Wallander is available for streaming on the TV4 website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Henning Mankell's Wallander on demand at Amazon Prime, Amazon, Vudu and Hoopla.

  • Premiere Date
    November 5, 2007
  • IMDB Rating
    7.6  (5,229)