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Stills posted from The White Lioness DVD
Posted 2003-11-03
The White Lioness DVD CoverI have added quite a few stills from the English language DVD of The White Lioness which is produced by Vanguard Cinema and available to purchase from The movie is interesting but the plot deviates from the book in a number of ways. The film takes place after apartheid has ended and just before Nelson Mandela and FW de Klerk are presented with the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993. The movie does away with most of the overt racism and struggle against it which is found in the book and instead focuses on the assassination attempt and bits of Wallander's personal life. With both the timing changed and much of the driving force behind the plot removed, most of the tension that made the book so compelling is absent from the film. On a positive note, The White Lioness film differs stylistically from the other Wallander movies available on DVD in that it provides a more ordinary and perhaps more realistic representation of Ystad. Jesper Christensen is perfectly cast as Konovalenko. Other notable standouts include Basil Appollis as South African detective John September and Björn Granath as Police Chief Björk.

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In the next few weeks I will try to get some images from the Sidetracked DVD posted as well as more images from the documentary of Henning Mankell's World.