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  1. Wallander is a British television series adapted from the Swedish novelist Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Kenneth Branagh as the eponymous police inspector. The first three-episode series, produced by Yellow Bird, Left Bank Pictures and TKBC for BBC Scotland, was broadcast on BBC One from November to December 2008. It is the first time the Wallander novels have been adapted into an English-language production. Yellow Bird, formed by Mankell, began negotiations with British companies to produce the adaptations in 2006. In 2007, Branagh met with Mankell to discuss playing the role. Contracts were signed and work began on the films, adapted from Sidetracked, Firewall and One Step Behind, in January 2008. Emmy-award-winning director Philip Martin was hired as lead director. Martin worked with cinematographer Anthony Dod Mantle to establish a visual style for the series.
  2. Wallander is a Swedish television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novel, starring Krister Henriksson in the title role. The 1st series of 13 films was produced in 2005 and 2006, with one taken directly from a novel and the remainder with new storylines suggested by Mankell. The 2nd series of 13 films was shown between 2009 and 2010. The stories are set in Ystad, Scania near the southern tip of Sweden.


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  1. Wallander: The Kurt Wallander novels written by Henning Mankell were adapted into films for Swedish television between 1994 and 2006.
  2. Wallander is a series of Swedish films and television series adapted from Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander novels and starring Rolf Lassgård in the title role.

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Google previewGlobal Powers in the 21st Century (2008)

Strategies and Relations by Alexander T.J. Lennon, Amanda Kozlowski

Wallander is a visiting associate professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., and a member of the Editorial Board of The Washington Quarterly. A French ...

Google previewP3 - Performance Strategy (2009)

Strategic Level, Performance Pillar by Paul M. Collier, Samuel Agyei-Ampomah

Source: Jan Wallander, Scandinavian Journal ofManagement, 1999, pp. 405–21. © Elsevier Science. Jan Wallander is an executive director of Handelsbanken.

Google previewThe Figure of the Detective (2014)

A Literary History and Analysis by Charles Brownson

Wallander is a close relative of that other, older Swedish detective, Martin Beck. The crimes Wallander investigates are closer to the thriller formula, with hair's- breadth escapes, chases, and gun battles. Wallander is wounded several times.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Nordic Crime Fiction (2016)

Works and Authors of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway and Sweden Since 1967 by Mitzi M. Brunsdale

while Wallander extricates himself from departmental politics. The Wallander short story collection Pyramiden, 1999 (The Pyramid, tr. 2008), ninth in the Wallander fiction series, takes place prior to the action of Faceless Killers, giving ...

Google previewThe Social Science Encyclopedia (2004)

by Adam Kuper

Wallander, C.A. (2000) 'Institutional assets and adaptability: NATO after the Cold War', ...

Google previewThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film (2014)

Sixth Edition by David Thomson

;as Swedish detective Wallander(08, Philip Martin andNiall MacCormick); Pirate Radio (09, Richard ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the Cold War (2013)

by Ruud van Dijk, William Glenn Gray, Svetlana Savranskaya, Jeremi Suri, Qiang Zhai

Wallander, Celeste. “Western Policyand the Demise oftheSoviet Union.” Journalof Cold War Studies 5 (2003): 137–77. KRISTINA SPOHR READMAN See alsoGerman unification; Gorbachev, Mikhail; Molotov–Ribbentrop Pact; Yeltsin,Boris ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Artists who Have Exhibited Works in the Principal London Exhibitions of Oil Paintings from 1760 to 1880 (1884)

Wallander, T. W. .

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Denmark (2016)

by Alastair H. Thomas

Swedish examples are The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and its sequels by Stieg Larsson, and Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallander detective series. Danish productions include two murder thrillers, Forbrydelsen (The Killing, 2007–8) and Broen ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Sweden (2015)

by Elisabeth Elgán, Irene Scobbie

A leading exponent of the genre is Henning Mankell, whose central character, Kurt Wallander, first appeared in 1991 and has now featured in at least nine novels. Several of these have been translated into English, and some have been filmed ...

Google previewThe Chambers Crossword Dictionary, 3rd edition (2012)

by Chambers,

Wallander 10 Ally McBeal, BigBrother, Blackadder, ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Ukraine (2013)

by Ivan Katchanovski, Zenon E. Kohut, Bohdan Y. Nebesio, Myroslav Yurkevich

Wallander, Celeste A. “Ukraine's Election: The ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Scandinavian Cinema (2012)

by John Sundholm, Isak Thorsen, Lars Gustaf Andersson

Wallander films, based on the books by writer Henning Mankell (1948– ) and the cycle of films about Martin Beck, or more prestigious productions with high concept ambitions; the most successful hitherto of the latter type are the adaptations ...

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