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The Man Who Smiled Film on Swedish and German TV
Posted 2004-01-16

If any readers have access to either Swedish or German TV stations, be sure to tune in for the 6th film in the Kurt Wallander series, The Man Who Smiled. Filming was completed earlier this year and it will air as a two-part movie in Sweden at the end of December and a few days later in Germany. I do not know much about the story except that Kurt must confront a powerful business man named Alfred Hardenberg who is somehow involved in the trade of human organs.

Here are some images from the film:

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Larger images can be seen by clicking the thumbnails on our The Man Who Smiled page.
All images copyright SVT and ZDF.

Here is a short bit about the production from the Nordic Film & Television Fund:

  Next winter Swedish pubcaster SVT and Germany's ZDF will both air Mannen som log (The Man Who Lied), a two-part television series from Henning Mankell's thriller, which is currently shooting at the Ellinge Castle near Eslöv in Southern Sweden.
Michael Hjorth has scripted the story of mysterious murders and trade with human transplants, which is directed by Leif Lindblom. Rolf Lassgård and Marie Richardson play the lead characters in the SVT Syd, Tre Vänner and ZDF production.

You can read more about the film on these web pages: