A lot of thought went into Lund's wardrobe, says Gråbølr. She and the film-makers knew that they wanted to avoid the cliche of the woman in a suit in a man's world, but they didn't know what to avoid it with. 'Then I saw the sweater and I knew,' says Gråbøl. 'Because to me it is so on the spot. It tells so many things to me about the character, which meant I didn't have to act them. It tells of a woman who has so much confidence in herself that she doesn't have to use her sex to get what she wants. She's herself.
'Also I was brought up in the 70s in a very left-wing politically active scene and I wore those sweaters. To me, a sweater like that tells of a person who deep down believes in soft values, togetherness. She works in a cynical world and she is cynical herself, but the sweater says that maybe deep down there's a longing to, I don't know, sit around a fire with a guitar!'"
I appreciate that these handsome sweaters found their way into the US remake as well. At around $400 a pop, they're pricey, but as Detective Lund has shown us, they can be worn for twenty days without interruption.