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English DVD for The Man Who Smiled now available
Posted 2004-07-07
The Man Who Smiled (Mannen Som Log) DVDGreat news everyone. I just received the DVD version of The Man Who Smiled in the mail. While it is not listed anywhere on the packaging, the DVD does contain English subtitles (as well as Swedish & Norwegian) to complement the Swedish dialog. This is only the second DVD besides The White Lioness to be available in English.

A 26 minute interview with Henning Mankell spoken in Swedish is also included on the DVD but there are no subtitles available for it.

The DVD is made in Sweden so it is a Region 2, PAL disc. For those in Europe, you should have no trouble watching the film on your normal DVD and TV equipment. For those outside of Europe, you will probably need to take additional steps to view this DVD.

Update: You can see a trailer for The Man Who Smiled courtesy of Requires Macromedia Flash to view.

You can purchase The Man Who Smiled DVD from

If you need help ordering from the website, try this:

  1. Click on the "Logga In" link on the top right
  2. Click on the "Privatkund" link in the middle of the page to create your account.
  3. Fill in the form:
    "Användarnamn" is your site user name or login name
    "Lösenord" & "Bekräfta lösenord" is your site password
    "Förnamn" is your first name
    "Efternamn" is your last name
    "Gatuadress" is the street address
    "Postnummer" is you postal code or zip code
    "Postort" is your city
    "Land" is your country
    "E-postadress" is your email address
  4. Click the "Skicka" button to submit your account
  5. Log in with your new account using the two fields at the top right
  6. From the "Kategorier" list on the left side, click the "Thriller" section
  7. Go to the "H" section and go to page 2.
  8. You should see "Hundarna i Riga" as one of the choices. Click it
  9. From here you can see "Rolf Lassgård" listed as one of the actors. Click on his name to view all of the films in the Wallander series plus others in which he has acted.
  10. Open any film that you are interested in purchasing and click on the "Köp" link to add the DVD to your shopping cart.
  11. Once you have all the items you want in your cart, click the "Till Varukorgen" link on the top left of the page.
  12. If you are satisfied with the order, click on the "Till Kassan" link.
  13. Select your payment method from the "Betalningssätt" menu.
  14. Click the "Godkänn" button.
  15. Fill in your credit card details:
    "Kortnummer" is your credit card number
    "Kortinnehavare" is your name as it appears on the card
    Fill in the verification number and the expiration date
  16. Click the "Skicka" button to submit your order.

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