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I just found out three of Henning Mankell's Kurt Wallender books were made into 90 minutes for the BBC.  The first one aired 11/30/08.  I've only read the first book (eight of them feature him as the main character and the rest have him as a secondary character) but now I want to really rush through them.  Love me some Swedish thrillers!  It appears I have some time.  They aren't going to be aired on PBS until the spring/summer. 

And Kenneth Branagh stars as Wallender.  Apparently Branagh was in Sweden for an Ingmar Bergman festival last year and met Mankell there and sparks flew.  :)



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Dec. 19th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
I keep reading that as Karl Wallenda and amused at the prospect of seeing Branagh on a high wire :)
Dec. 19th, 2008 03:23 am (UTC)
That's pretty funny.
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