Wallander - Series II
Sunday, October 3 at 9:00 p.m.
Kenneth Branagh returns to his remarkable Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as the soul-searching Swedish cop, created by best selling novelist Henning Mankell, on Wallander II. In Faceless Killers, an elderly couple on a farm are tortured and murdered in a way that suggests the killers were trying to extract information. Unfortunately, this uncertain testimony leaks to the press and a vigilante campaign against migrant laborers begins. Wallander faces his own conflicting attitude toward foreigners when Linda begins dating a Syrian doctor. Racism, revenge, greed, and the search for justice prove a volatile mix, as the darker side of human nature erupts.
Sunday, October 10 at 9:00 p.m.
The Man Who Smiled
Scarred by the experience of shooting a man and on the verge of resigning from the force, Wallander is approached by an old friend. The man’s father has just died in a suspicious car crash. Distracted, Wallander refuses to investigate, but then his friend is found hanged. Both father and son have the same unusual injury to a bone in the neck, indicating murder. This double homicide soon points to a heinous conspiracy, where Wallander’s chief informant is a resentful former Ystad cop who was fired for wrongful death.
Sunday, October 17 at 9:00 p.m.
The Fifth Woman
An elderly widower and birdwatcher is tortured and killed with shocking barbarity.
Then, it’s the turn of a flower shop manager. Yet another older man dies hideously before
Wallander begins putting the pieces together, pointing at an avenging angel who is
dispensing justice for past wrongs—terrible wrongs. Complicating the picture is
Wallander’s ailing father, turning the crumpled cop into an emotional wreck as he races to
save the “angel’s” next deserving victim.
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