Wallander - Season 3: An Event in Autumn / Dogs of Riga / Before the Frost
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The award-winning detective drama Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh returns for a third season of thrilling investigations! In An Event in Autumn, Wallander finds the remains of a young woman buried at the back of his garden. When another woman's body washes up on the shore, Wallander searches for the connection. In The Dogs of Riga, the corpses of two Latvian men, covered in mafia tattoos, are discovered in Ystad harbor. When Wallander travels to Riga in search of the killers, he becomes entangled in a web of corruption. And in Before the Frost, a childhood friend of Linda Wallander goes missing. Wallander and Linda worry for her safety when they find links between her and a murderer. Elegantly filmed, brilliantly acted and set in a strikingly beautiful location, this season of Wallander offers three new intriguing stories not to be missed!]]>
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Expectations, therefore, were fairly high for this new collection. And while not my favorites from a plotting standpoint, I enjoyed spending time with Wallander again. I understand that the methodical pacing may not be for everyone and, admittedly, the cases seem to be getting more and more outlandish and reliant on coincidence. But the series just has an unusual feel and setting that speaks to me. And I find the character of Wallander inherently fascinating. I wouldn't necessarily give this my strongest endorsement if you haven't seen the other movies.Read more ›
I was thrilled when the series was released on DVD and I bought the set with 9 episodes from Amazon UK. Even though I have seen most of the episodes, a few times before, I am still enjoying them again. One of the plus sides of short-term memory loss is that I can watch my favorite shows over and over as I am doing with Wallander.
One of the best features of the series is the breathtaking scenery of southern Sweden. It adds a unique touch I haven't found in any other series outside of documentaries.
I am so glad Branagh agreed to play Wallander. I think he does a wonderful job of portraying the very complex character of Wallander.
I hope readers won't be put off by the negative reviews here. I think you will find this an outstanding series worth every penny you pay for it. I can't imagine any mystery lover not having a copy in their DVD collection.
Wallander shows determination, insight, and courage in solving brutal murders, often going above and beyond duty to solve the crimes, all the while dealing with complicated family relationships in his private life. The stories are well-written and some episodes in the series even provide the viewer insights into current Swedish society. And as with the first two seasons, the scenery of Sweden (and in this season, Latvia) significantly adds to the enjoyment of the series.
Season Three might be a notch below the first two seasons, but still well worth your time if you enjoyed the previous seasons. Fans of the series look forward to the fourth and final season of Wallander.
In Collection 3, viewers are treated to three feature length dramas, i.e. "An Event in Autumn", "The Dogs of Riga", and "Before the Frost". I admit I did not much care for "An Event in Autumn", but I enjoyed the other two. Kenneth Branagh shines in his role as the tormented and depressed Wallander, though I would like to see more focus on the plot as well as the other characters. Those who have been watching this series will understand when I say that the point about Wallander's troubled soul has been hammered home one too many times, and can get a little tedious at times.
The production qualities are amazing as always and a treat to watch. Those who like crime dramas with well-developed characters will enjoy this. At the time of writing, this DVD is not available in Blu-Ray format but the audio is clear and the images are well-defined and crisp, though not quite as sharp as those found in HD versions. I was only interested in the dramatization in terms of plot and character development and I felt Wallander 3 did a good job on those fronts. There's also the option of English subtitles but no extras.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Kenneth Branagh ... what more can you say!
Love the series and hated to see it end. Branagh is probably just too busy.
Too violent for me. I had difficulty following the story line. It was weak as a mystery. I had no idea who was guilty. I liked the Swedish scenery, and actors. Read morePublished 9 days ago by Eugene Luksha
I love the Wallander series...all the episodes from the first three seasons are wonderful. Moody, well-designed, and with good acting from Kenneth Branagh. Read morePublished 10 days ago by MarthaP
The first one of the films, An Event in Autumn, is very dark and scary. Be in a positive frame of mind and take a few breaks in this one to help absorb the shock of the story as it... Read morePublished 21 days ago by Amazon Customer
It's rare that anything starring Branagh disappoints, and this adaptation of the Swedish stories featuring Kurt Wallander is workmanlike and adequate but probably is best enjoyed... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Allan M. Lees