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Duration: 1 hour

John Harvey presents a documentary about writer Henning Mankell, Sweden's most popular author internationally and the creator of the Kurt Wallander detective series.

By examining Mankell's anti-hero Wallander, it reveals the hidden angst affecting present-day Sweden, a country with an excellent welfare system yet one which has suffered two shocking recent political assassinations. The film tries to grasp what Mankell's characters say about Sweden and how his books inform the rest of the world about Scandinavia's largest country.

Last on

Fri 11 Jun 2010 00:00 BBC Four

Credits

Presenter
John Harvey
Director
Elaine Donnelly Pieper
Producer
Elaine Donnelly Pieper
Executive Producer
Lindsay Shapero

Broadcasts

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