Wallander: Series II: Faceless Killers

Airing October 3, 2010 on PBS   Check local listings

An elderly couple is brutally assaulted in their rural farmhouse. As Swedish inspector (Kenneth Branagh) arrives at the horrific scene, he holds the old woman as she dies, shouting to her one final, urgent question — "Who did this?" She sounds out something that could be "farmer" or maybe "foreigner." But is Wallander reading into it? Is he swayed by his struggle to relate to his daughter's new boyfriend of Syrian descent? The press takes hold of the foreigner angle, inciting swift and deadly retribution against local migrant workers. But there is more to the case — a potential mistress, a lost son and a large sum of money. Wallander's inquiry takes him deep into his own damaged psyche, forcing him to examine and question his own motives before he can even begin to understand those of a killer. Faceless Killers is based on the novel by international bestseller Henning Mankell. (One episode; 90 minutes, TV-PG)

Behind-the-Scenes Video
The cast and crew on a second season, and being well-oiled in the ways of Wallander.

Kenneth Branagh Video Interview
The Wallander star on revisiting the complex character of Kurt Wallander.

Wallander Theme:
Emily Barker

Meet the Australian singer/songwriter behind the haunting Wallander theme and hear an acoustic version of it.

Henning Mankell Video Q&A
The Wallander novelist on the origins of his iconic detective, Kenneth Branagh and what's next for Wallander.

Scandinavian Crime Lit
Professor Linda Rugg takes you inside the compelling and popular world of authors Henning Mankell, Stieg Larsson and more.

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