Wallander: Faceless Killers on Masterpiece Mystery!
Thursday, August 16 at 9:00 p.m.
Kenneth Branagh (Henry V, Hamlet, Shackleton) is back this week, in his remarkable Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated role as the soul-searching Swedish cop created by bestselling novelist Henning Mankell, whose gripping Kurt Wallander books launched the craze for Nordic thrillers
An elderly couple on a farm are tortured and murdered in a way that suggests the killers were trying to extract information. The woman’s dying word to Wallander: “foreigner”—or something like it.
Unfortunately, this uncertain testimony leaks to the press and a vigilante campaign against migrant laborers begins—with deadly consequences. Racism, revenge, greed, and the search for justice prove a volatile mix, as the darker side of human nature erupts.