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In this adaption of a Henning Mankell novel, Inspector Kurt Wallander investigates a case of murder and trade of human organs.








Series cast summary:
Rolf Lassgård ...  Kurt Wallander 2 episodes, 2003
Marie Richardson ...  Maja Thysell 2 episodes, 2003
Christer Fant ...  Svedberg 2 episodes, 2003
Lars Melin Lars Melin ...  Martinsson 2 episodes, 2003
Kerstin Andersson Kerstin Andersson ...  Lisa Holgersson 2 episodes, 2003
Claes Månsson ...  Alfred Harderberg 2 episodes, 2003
Melinda Kinnaman ...  Kristina Harderberg 2 episodes, 2003
Anna-Lena Hemström Anna-Lena Hemström ...  Annika 2 episodes, 2003
Peter Sundberg Peter Sundberg ...  Kurt Ström 2 episodes, 2003
Miodrag Stojanovic Miodrag Stojanovic ...  Litauer 2 episodes, 2003
Vilko Radan Vilko Radan ...  Litauer 2 episodes, 2003
Karin Bertling ...  Fru Dunér 2 episodes, 2003
Patrik Karlson ...  Polis 2 episodes, 2003
Per Lasson Per Lasson ...  Polis 2 episodes, 2003


An old friend of Kurt Wallander, solicitor Sten Torstensson, visits him one day to tell him that his father has passed away close to Brösarp under peculiar circumstances. Kurt does not take his friend's worry seriously. Shortly after, the friend is found brutally murdered and Wallander realises too late that he was wrong. In the hunt for the killer Wallander finds a conspiracy of crimes that leads him to a company that handles transplantations of human organs. Behind the company he finds the image of a man. An elegant and self-confident man who writes his own rules. But who is he? Who gives himself the right to judge over other people? Whose morals decide what is right and wrong? Kurt Wallander is not one of them. In "The man who smiled" he gets himself into crossfire of immorality, betrayal, lies and everything else a man will do to be loved. Written by Tomas Tivemark

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Wallander more tired and depressed than ever!
26 December 2003 | by marcus_fredrikssonSee all my reviews

A very well done drama with the Ystad (Swedish city in the south)policeman Wallander. This time more tired and depressed than ever. Rolf Lassgård proofs once again what a great actor he is.

A old lawyer dies in a tragic car accident. Well thats what it seems to be at first. But the lawyers son thinks its a masked murder. Wallander gets into the case but have problems of his own. Both with the booze and with a love relation with his police colleague Maja (Marie Richardson). And it dont make it better then he makes a big misstake at a official journey to Stockholm.

Soon hell breaks loose and Wallander encounter some ruthless murders that wont stop for nothing to cover up for something very wrong. For all the Wallander/Rolf Lassgård fans out there this is a must! Theres some quite good action scenes in there to.

One funny note is that the in Sweden well known comedian Claes Månsson (Lorry/Yrrol) have a role as a bad guy. Takes some time to get used to but he do a good job. i´ll give it 9/10

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26 December 2003 (Sweden) See more »

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