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Masterpiece Mystery
Wallander, Series II: Faceless Killers
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In June, 2008, the Masterpiece mystery! season launches with The Men of Mystery!, welcoming back Inspector Lewis, while bidding a fond farewell to Detective Chief Superintendent Christopher Foyle and Detective Inspector Thomas Lynley. Billie Piper stars as Sally Lockhart in two adaptations of Philip Pullman's popular novels about the feisty young female sleuth.

Stage and film star Alan Cumming, one of show business's most eclectic talents, is taking on the role of host of this season of Masterpiece mystery!, making his first appearance when the series premieres on Sunday, June 22, 2008 at 9pm ET on PBS Series release date: 6/22/2008

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The seemingly unmotivated brutal murder of an elderly couple sets Wallander and his team on a search for the killers, and sets the community against the migrant workers who might be involved. Meanwhile, Wallander's aging father's health is deteriorating and his daughter is dating a doctor of Syrian heritage.

An elderly couple is brutally assaulted in their rural farmhouse. As Swedish inspector (Kenneth Branagh) arrives at the horrific scene, he holds the old woman as she dies, shouting to her one final, urgent question — "Who did this?" She sounds out something that could be "farmer" or maybe "foreigner." But is Wallander reading into it? Is he swayed by his struggle to relate to his daughter's new boyfriend of Syrian descent? The press takes hold of the foreigner angle, inciting swift and deadly retribution against local migrant workers. But there is more to the case — a potential mistress, a lost son and a large sum of money. Wallander's inquiry takes him deep into his own damaged psyche, forcing him to examine and question his own motives before he can even begin to understand those of a killer. Faceless Killers is based on the novel by international bestseller Henning Mankell.

A Left Bank Picture, Yellow Bird, TKBC series co-produced with BBC, Degeto, WGBH, FiSK, TV4

Made with support from Region of Skåne, City of Ystad and Ystad_Osterlen Film Fond, Sweden

© Yellow Bird Rights AB and Left Bank Pictures (Television) Limited MMX. All rights reserved.



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