Sunday, June 10, 2012
WALLANDER: THE REVENGE
From a story by Henning Mankell, known as the "godfather of Swedish crime fiction," featuring the Chief Inspector we've met in previous Swedish detective thrillers (such as "Girl With the Dragon Tatoo"), flawlessly Directed by Charlotte Brondstrom, "Wallander: The Revenge" lives up to its heritage. There's something indefinable - but excellent - about the feel of this film that is different from the way it would have been if it were an American production. Krister Henriksson plays the lead role of the 62 year old Chief inspector "Kurt Wallander" who has to solve several very bloody murders at the same time investigating a huge explosion at the power plant, that cripples several towns, plus a few car bombings. All actors perfectly cast. ( I couldn't locate this film on Metacritic.com -- maybe they've never heard of it! Anyway, for me, it rates 100% on the Shakti meter!) Highly recommended if you like this genre.