Henning Mankell's 'Wallander': The Revenge

Henning Mankell's 'Wallander': The Revenge

About the Film

From the producers of the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Revenge is based on an original story by "The Godfather of Swedish Crime" Henning Mankell, featuring his most popular character, the titular chief inspector Kurt Wallander (Krister Henriksson).

The Revenge begins with Kurt Wallander celebrating his 62nd birthday, having achieved his lifelong dream of purchasing a house by the sea. Suddenly, a heavy explosion disrupts the peace and quiet in Ystad, knocking out the town’s lone power transformer. When more explosions follow, the military is called in and the little town starts to look like a war zone. Are the explosions acts of sabotage? Or terrorism directed at a local Islamic exhibition? Everything is in chaos as Wallander navigates through the darkness to track down the culprits.

 

About Henning Mankell's Wallander (Series 2)

Based on original stories from "The Godfather of Swedish Crime" Henning Mankell, Wallander follows the titular chief inspector Kurt Wallander (Krister Henriksson) as he investigates crimes and solves mysteries in the deceptively dark underbelly of picturesque modern Sweden.  

The Wallander series (Series 2) consists of a total of thirteen 90 minute episodes, including “The Revenge”, “The Guilt”, “The Courier” and “The Thief”. Now Availalbe on DVD and VOD.

Starring: Starring Krister Henriksson, Lena Endre, Fredrik Gunnarsson, Mats Bergman
Director: Charlotte Brandstrom

Reactions

"One of the year's best and most provocative thrillers... It's another in a series of first-rate crime dramas from Scandinavia." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Cast & Crew

Cast

Kurt Wallander: Krister Henriksson
Katarina Ahlsell: Lena Endre
Svartman: Fredrik Gunnarsson
Nyberg: Mats Bergman
Karin: Stina Ekblad
Ebba: Marianna Morck
Martinsson: Douglas Johansson

Technical Info

Production Year: 2009
Countries of Production: Sweden
Languages: Swedish
Running Time: 1h 33m
Screen Ratio: 16:9
Sound: Dolby Digital
Color: Color
Rating: Unrated

News & Press

Critical Response

"One of the year's best and most provocative thrillers..." - Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

"An old-fashioned, taut, well-crafted thriller—complete with several wonderful twists." - The Village Voice

"The new compilation from Music Box includes 13 episodes of 90 minutes length each. The acting is uniformly excellent throughout and the police work’s engrossing." - Movie City News

"Fast paced, topically up to date with likable characters, it works as a tight, intriguing thriller." - TwitchFilm

"It is the quiet gravitas of this older chief inspector, and all of his flaws, that make Wallander so compelling." - Working Author

"An efficient, unfussy examination of crimes and punishments best appreciated by confirmed fans of Mankell's thoughtful, character-driven thrillers." - Film Journal

 

From the Blog

Film Fracture’s Kathryn Schroeder on ‘Wallander: The Revenge’ [6/11/12]

What Critics Are Saying About Wallander: ‘The Revenge’ [6/1/12]



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Reactions

"One of the year's best and most provocative thrillers... It's another in a series of first-rate crime dramas from Scandinavia." – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

Detailed Film Info

Based on original stories from immensely popular Swedish crime writer Henning Mankell, Wallander follows the titular chief inspector Kurt Wallander (Krister Henriksson) as he investigates crimes and solves mysteries in the deceptively dark underbelly of picturesque modern Sweden. “The Revenge” begins with Kurt Wallander having achieved his life’s dream– buying a house by the sea. Suddenly, a heavy explosion ruptures the peace and quiet in Ystad when the town’s single transformer station is blown up, and more explosive deeds follow. The military is called and the little town starts to look like a war zone. Are the explosions acts of sabotage or terrorism? Everything is chaos and Wallander fumbles in darkness as he tries to chase down the culprits.

The Wallander series (Series 2) consists of a total of thirteen 90 minute episodes, including “The Revenge”, “The Guilt”, “The Courier” and “The Thief”. Available on VOD and DVD starting May 29, 2012.

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