Wallander: Mastermind

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Wallander – Mastermind
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Directed by Peter Flinth
Written by Stefan Ahnhem
Produced by Ole Søndberg
Lars Björkman
Starring Krister Henriksson
Johanna Sällström
Ola Rapace
Release date
  • 16 December 2005 (2005-12-16)
Running time
102 minutes

Wallander - Mastermind is a 2005 film about the Swedish police detective Kurt Wallander directed by Peter Flinth.


Wallander's team deals with a series of false alarms—until it becomes apparent that there is more to these seemingly harmless cases than meets the eye. Soon, the entire department is on the trail of someone who is clearly pulling everyone's strings, and it is up to them to identify the mastermind behind these schemes before it is too late.


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