Wallander, the Swedish detective of Swedish books, TV and film, has now appeared in a BBC remake starring Kenneth Branagh. Shot in Sweden, the BBC remake has a Bergman-like mute bleakness despite the attractive minimalism of (most of) the interiors. The police station is midcentury modern—are there really such police stations in small town Sweden? The decor all matches the decor, the police detectives match the decor, and the mood matches the decor: minimal affect with a blue accent. And no one can penetrate the loneliness of the humane but inaccessible protagonist.
Below, a local bank branch.