Wallander 01: Before the Frost (Wallander - Innan frosten)


Mankell's Wallander

Before the Frost

Hello, Kurt speaking.

- Has she arrived?

- No, that's tomorrow.

- l'm going to Stockholm tomorrow.

- I thought it was today.

- No, tomorrow.

- It doesn't matter.

You're proud, aren't you?

Our daughter's a copper,

just like her father.

Now doesn't

that make you feel proud?

It's pathetic, for God's sake...

- Have you been drinking?

- No more than you have.

I bet you're

holding a glass of scotch...

You know what,

l'll call you tomorrow.

The hell you will.

That's where we have coffee.

Oh, no... This move is killing us.

- What's this?

- lt was found up by Lake Krageholm.

- What happened?

- The usual.

Bored kids with absentee parents.

- There you are...

- l bought some flowers too.

- lmagine that, she's a police officer.

- We don't know that for sure.

- What if she fails her exam?

- What?

Oh, Ebba, l was joking.

Try this on, see how it fits.

Do l have to?

You haven't worn it for ages.

Now take that off.

My goodness,

you've lost so much weight.

You can't wear that,

Linda will be ashamed of you.

lt's not that bad.

- Can't you take it in?

- You have a plane to catch.

You can accompany Svartman

and go see about a missing person.

There he is.


- What are you doing here?

- l work here.

- But l'm on my way to Stockholm...

- Graduation was yesterday.

- Linda... Don't say that.

- Graduation was yesterday.

Thanks for coming. - Shall we go?


Svartman, l'll take care of this.

You did say the 25th,

and that's today.

l'm certain you said the 25th.

Take a look, l even wrote it down.

No, this is the wrong jacket...

Hello, Wallander speaking.

Yes. Of course.

Yes. That'll be fine.

Good. Thank you. 'Bye.

All right, a woman, Birgitta Medberg,

has been reported missing.

She was last seen yesterday.

There's probably a simple

explanation, don't you think?

You've probably talked about it

at the Academy.

ln nine out of ten cases,

the person has simply forgotten...

- Their daughter's graduation?

- Linda, please...

This is it.

- l'm officer Linda Wallander.

- Vanja Medberg.

l'm with the...

only l'm not in...

- l'm Kurt Wallander.

- He's a policeman too.

Felix, please...

My husband and l have separated,

so we're staying here temporarily.

Felix isn't too happy about it.

- Your mother disappeared yesterday.

- Felix was having a birthday party.

- And my mother didn't show up.

- Has this happened before?

Sometimes she'll be gone for days

when she finds a new path.

She's a cultural geographer, you see.

She charts abandoned pathways.

But she always lets us know

if she'll be away.

- Does she have a mobile phone?

- Yes, but there's no answer.

Maybe she just forgot to call you.

She would never forget his birthday,

she's not that kind of a person.


Look at that... l had a scooter like

that when l was at the Academy.

The exact same colour, too...

You might need this

to issue a description of her.

Thank you, but l think

we'll wait until tomorrow.

lf she hasn't show up by then,

we'll send over some more officers.

What if something's happened?

She always kept in touch.

She wasn't the type to miss

her grandson's birthday.

My experience tells me we should

sit tight and wait until tomorrow.

Let's go home.

You can unpack and get settled.

Then we can go have a bite to eat.

What do you say?

Well, what's wrong?

- l don't understand you.

- What do you mean?

You think you can rub it out.

That all it takes is a dinner.

Don't you get it?

Just how f***ing humiliating it was!

You let me down,

and it wasn't the first time, either!

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