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Duration: 2 hours, 10 minutes

Thriller based on Henning Mankell's novel. Detective Superintendent Kurt Wallander receives a plea for help from an old friend, who suspects that the death of his father might have involved foul play. But Wallander doesn't believe him until it's too late.

Meanwhile, troubled by the escalation of his relationship with Maja, Wallander manages to walk into more trouble on the personal front, and this in turn escalates into a full blown scandal at work. It is the last thing he needs as he tries to solve a tangle of murders related to the international organ trade.

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Sat 13 Jul 2013 21:00 BBC Four

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Kurt Wallander
Rolf Lassgard
Marie Richardson
Lars Melin
Henning Mankell
Tomas Tivermark
Michael Hjorth
Christer Fant
Lisa Holgersson
Kerstin Andersson
Leif Lindblom
Klas Abrahamsson


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