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Scandinavia House screens Wallander films in New York
Posted 2007-01-24
Jokern DVD CoverScandinavia House is offering audiences in New York another chance to see films from Yellow Bird's Wallander series. They have lined up three films to be shown during the three weeks between January 31-February 17th.

As with previous screenings, each film will be presented with the original Swedish dialog and English subtitles. The schedule is as follows:

  The Castle Ruins / Luftslottet
Wednesday, January 31, 6:30 pm & Saturday, February 3, 3 pm

A bulldozer careens wildly down a sandy road and tips over on the beach--the driver is dead, and the cab stinks of gin. The man is a confirmed alcoholic, but the autopsy shows that he was sober when he died. Kurt, Linda, and Stefan start their investigation by examining the background of the victim, who had made a career of digging. They are led to a ruined castle where they discover a buried clue integral to the case. The team is working together better than ever, but beneath the surface something remains unspoken, and it could thwart justice.
 
 
  The Black King / Blodsband
Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm & Saturday, February 10, 3 pm

A woman is dead, and for once there is a suspect with an obvious motive. But Linda, Wallander's daughter, knows the suspect and is not convinced of his guilt. Stefan, Linda's lover and colleague, is certain, however, and with Kurt's backing digs into the man's background--with grave consequences. To prove the suspect's innocence Linda must solve the case herself. Is the murdered woman's interest in chess the key to solving the mystery?
 
 
  The Forger / Jokern
Thursday (not Wednesday), February 15, 6:30 pm & Saturday, February 17, 3 pm

Hans Wiman's remains are revealed when a house burns to the ground. When the initial investigation shows that he was dead before the fire, the police start looking for a murderer. Wiman, however, proves to be a master of mystery. Detective Wallander is drawn into the case when he finds a warehouse, rented in Wiman's name, filled with counterfeit paintings. When he engages the help of Katrin, a local art expert, both the investigation and Kurt's pulse move into high gear as the detective finds himself taking a personal interest in his new colleague. However, Kurt risks overstepping boundaries and taking things into his own hands as he tries to determine what is real and what is not.
 

Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance or at the event. For more information visit the Scandinavia House web site.