TV ON DVD: Nordic noir, 'Wallander'
HENNING MANKELL'S WALLANDER
Series Before the Scandinavian author's tales were Anglicized with Kenneth Branagh (who's back on PBS Sept. 9), Mankell's brilliant but broody detective was played by Swedish star Krister Henriksson, who's less wild, more weary, utterly mesmerizing. These 13 feature-length mysteries deliver stark and stylish "Nordic noir" while exploring terrorism, pedophilia, drug smuggling, human trafficking, government corruption, even Wallander's love life. (English subtitles when English is not used)
Extras Smart 16-page episode guide with essays from Mankell, producer, more.
List price $75 for 7 discs in foldout set, from Music Box Films.
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