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100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups - Week#150

I am reading ‘The Man who Smiled’ a smile’ by Henning Mankell. It is a Wallander thriller. He is a Swedish inspector so it is full of angst, cold and lots of silence. 54 more words


DVD News: Crimes of Passion

Arrow Films’ Nordic Noir label has announced the Monday 6th October 2014 UK DVD box set release of thrilling Swedish period drama “Crimes Of Passion” 116 more words

Yellow Bird Execs Launch Scandi Shingle Good Company Films

PARIS– As Scandinavia’s film and TV industry gets more competitive and continues to consolidate, four topnotch Scandi producers have joined forces to launch Copenhagen-based shingle, Good Company Films. 392 more words


Review: The Keeper Of Lost Causes

Title:                         The Keeper Of Lost Causes

Certificate:               15

Director:                   Mikkel Norgaard

Major Players:         Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter

Out Of Five:             Four

I’m not a huge follower of Scandi crime.  644 more words

Film Review

#22 The Blackhouse

This is a brooding detective drama, detailing one detective’s return to his home village on the Isle of Lewis to investigate a vile murder. Angel Macritchie is found hanging in a grotesque copy of an Edinburgh crime, guts hanging out. 338 more words

Book Reviews

Dear Kurt Wallander

I like mysteries, but you are just a bit much.

The problem, Kurt, is that you are so dark. Even with the presence of Tom Hiddleston playing the role of the junior detective, Magnus Martinsson, and the lush scenery of southern Sweden, I can’t handle you emotionally. 194 more words

Picking Titles

Why You Should Watch "Wallander"

Other than Stieg Larsson’s Millenium Trilogy, Henning Mankell’s Wallander series may be amongst the most well-known Swedish books of the late 20th century.

Title character Kurt Wallander is an emotionally repressed police inspector, who despite having the respect of his community and colleagues, leads a tumultuous life outside of the force. 567 more words