Swedish crime movies DVD

Sunstorm (Solstorm - Aurinkomyrsky)

Sunstorm is a movie based on the crime fiction novel by the same name, written by Asa Larsson. The movie has English subtexts, but be warned that it is in a non-USA format format, PAL, Region 2. Sunstorm - DVD Starring in this movie are Antti Reini and Göran Forsmark. It is directed by Leif Lindblom. It received rave reviews in Scandinavia.

  • Actors: Antti Reini, Göran Forsmark, Henrik Gustafsson, Izabella Scorupco, Jakob Eklund and Leif Lindblom
  • Format: Import, PAL, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English, Swedish, Danish
  • Region: Region 2
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Run Time: 100 minutes

This movie it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD players. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada. LANGUAGES: Swedish with Danish, English, Finnish and Norwegian subtitles.ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (2.35:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Alternative Footage, Deleted Scenes, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s).

SYNOPSIS: On the floor of a church in northern Sweden, the body of a man lies mutilated and defiled - and in the night sky, the aurora borealis dances as the snow begins to fall.


Van Veeteren Collection 1: 3 DVD Set

These are TV-movies based on Hakan Nesser's Van Veeteren series. They are based on the following crime fiction novels: Carambole, Munster's Case, and Borkmann's Point. Only Borkmann's Point has so far been translated into English.van Veeteren Collection 1 - DVD

  • Actors:Chatarina Larsson, Douglas Johansson, Eva Rexed, Frida Westerdahl, Peter Andersson
  • Directors: Daniel Lind Lagerlöf, Erik Leijonborg, Rickard Petrelius
  • Format: Import, PAL, Box set, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Studio: SF(Fox)
  • Run Time: 276 minutes

Sweden released, PAL/Region 2 DVD. These DVD's WILL NOT play on standard US DVD players. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada. Format: WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Biographies, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access.

SYNOPSIS:

Carambole

Carambole is the story of a doctor, in love and happy, who one rainy night accidentally hits a young boy with his car and drives away when he sees the boy is dead. Some days later he receives a letter telling him that someone knows what he did, and want money for his silence. And after that it just gets messier for the good doctor...


Munster's Case

When the body of a wealthy wine merchant washes up on a beach with multiple stab wounds, police fear a media frenzy. But the quick arrest of the man's former partner in the face of damning evidence promises a quick resolution to the case. Münster is unconvinced and angers his superiors when he follows up leads that hint at a dark secret in the dead man's family. Removed from the investigation, Münster teams up with Van Veeteren in a deadly race to solve the case that nearly costs him his life.

Borkmann's Point

Van Veeteren finds retiring from the police force is easier said than done when two decapitated bodies are found in quick succession. The matching MO in the two grisly murders brings the investigation teams of Maardam and Kaalbringen together - a collaboration that is not without its problems, especially when those in charge of the case seem a little too eager to make an arrest. In solving the case, Van Veeteren learns that it is not always easy to distinguish friend from foe (see also our review of the book).


Van Veeteren Collection 2: 3 DVD Set

These are TV-movies based on Hakan Nesser's Van Veeteren series. They are based on the following crime fiction novels: Case G, The Swallow, The Cat, The Rose and Death, and Moreno and the Silence. These crime fiction novels have not yet been translated into English.van Veeteren Collection 2 - DVD

  • Actors: Chatarina Larsson, Dag Malmberg, Eva Rexed, Frida Westerdahl, Josef Säterhagen
  • Directors: Daniel Lind Lagerlöf, Erik Leijonborg, Rickard Petrelius
  • Format: Import, PAL, Box set, Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English, Swedish, Danish, Finnish
  • Region: Region 2 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 3
  • Studio: SF(Fox)
  • Run Time: 264 minutes

Sweden released, PAL/Region 2 DVD. This DVD WILL NOT play on standard US DVD players. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: ANAMORPHIC WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: 3-DVD Set, Biographies, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Scene Access. These movies are based on three books that have so far not been translated into English.

SYNOPSIS

Case G

Van Veeteren's only unsolved case comes back to haunt him when the daughter of a murdered private detective comes to see him. A brutal wife killer who went into hiding years before has resurfaced under an assumed name, or so it seems, and Van Veeteren has personal reasons for wanting him caught. Always one step ahead of his friends on the police force, Van Veeteren has to face the killer alone in a final twist that surprises even this master detective.

The Swallow, The Cat, The Rose and Death

Münster comes across the strangled body of a young woman in her home and surprises the murderer who is still on the premises. Though the murderer escapes, a rare book is found at the scene with a dedication by the killer. When another victim is uncovered, Van Veeteren's literary expertise is put to the test as it becomes clear they are dealing with a serial murderer who kills using names taken from 19th century crime novels. Which name will he use for his next victim?

Moreno and the Silence

When a girl is murdered soon after leaving a closed religious community, Moreno faces a difficult investigation as the community closes ranks and refuses to cooperate. When another girl is abducted and her bloody fingernails mailed to the police, tongues begin to loosen. But time is running out as the disturbed killer prepares to carry out another ritual murder - will Moreno be able to crack the case in time?


Wallander Series 1-4 4-DVD Set

Based on Henning Mankell's series of crime fiction books featuring Inspector Kurt Wallander of the Ystad police force in Sweden. The movies contained in this collection are Before The Frost, The Village Idiot, Brothers, and The Darkness. Wallander series 1 - DVD

  • Actors: Chatarina Larsson, Douglas Johansson, Erik Johansson, Isidor Torkar, Johan Rabaeus
  • Directors: Jørn Faurschou, Kjell-Åke Andersson, Stephan Apelgren
  • Format: Import, PAL, Box set, Widescreen
  • Language Swedish
  • Subtitles: English, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Studio: SF(Fox)
  • Run Time: 359 minutes

Sweden released, PAL/Region 2 DVD:WIDESCREEN (1.85:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Biographies, Box Set, Interactive Menu, Making Of, Multi-DVD Set, Trailer(s).

SYNOPSIS

Before The Frost
See also reviews of Collection 2 & 3, and of the BBC/Branagh-version.

Kurt Wallander and Linda face a religious fanatic intent on carrying out his personal version of God's will, at a brutal cost. Mysterious events mark this suspenseful drama. A flock of swans are burned to death. Shortly thereafter, a young woman is horribly murdered. Linda graduated recently from the police academy and is assigned to Kurt's department. Tensions rise as the two try to find Linda's missing friend. He is sober after years of alcohol abuse, but can Linda trust him? They have to solve the case before more people are harmed.


The Village Idiot

When a man with long braids and an American Indian-style feather in his hair walks into a bank with what looks like a bomb around his neck, he demands that a precise sum of money be transferred to an account. The bomb is real and his wishes are carried out, but it is obvious that someone is exploiting the man, known in the village as being intellectually handicapped. Kurt Wallander and his colleagues face a long and complicated investigation. The case demands understanding of astrology, something that Kurt and his daughter Linda did not know that they had.

Brothers

Olof and Carolina Wrangel are found during a military exercise, murdered at their stately home. The wife was tortured and raped in front of her husband before they were both killed. Who killed them and why? Kurt Wallander is under pressure from his superiors in Stockholm to find out.

The Darkness

A white car is parked by a side road in the beautiful landscape of Scania in southern Sweden. A child sits alone. The child's father has been reported as missing, while the mother is in a psychiatric institution, unresponsive and apathetic. Kurt Wallander's failing health sees Linda take the lead in the case. Linda has never been so committed to solving a case. She has her boyfriend and colleague Stefan Lindman to help her, but even Kurt is drawn in, unknowingly and against his will.

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