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‘The Absent One’ Breaks Danish Records; Sequel On The Case For Local Pics (Video)

7 October 2014 5:16 AM, PDT | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

The sequel to last year’s highest grossing local film has just set new records at the Danish box office. And that’s welcome news in an uncharacteristically soft year for homegrown titles thus far. The Absent One, the second installment in director Mikkel Norgaard’s adaptations of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series of novels, scored the best opening week ever for a local title (including previews) with 194,545 admissions after releasing October 2. Excluding previews, The Absent One (see trailer below) sold 131,480K tickets at the weekend, giving it the 3rd best opening frame ever for a Danish film. The biggest local movie at this point is comedy Klassefesten 2 – Begravelsen with about $9M in box office, but it is one of only two Danish movies in the Top 10. Last year, local pics sold 4M tickets with five sharing the Top 10 with Hollywood by the end. So far this year, Danish »

- Nancy Tartaglione

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‘The Absent One’ Breaks Danish B.O. Records

6 October 2014 1:43 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Paris– “The Absent One,” The Zentropa-produced film adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s bestselling book, has been breaking the Danish box office.

Released on Oct. 2 by Nordisk Film Distribution, the movie has sold over 131.000 admissions during its first weekend. TrustNordisk handles international sales.

 

So far it the film has sold 194.500 tickets including pre-screenings. It’s Denmark’s highest-grossing opening week for a local film ever.

 

The early performance of “The Absent One” even surpasses the score of “The Keeper of Lost Causes,” another film adaptation of a Jussi Adler-Olsen crime novel which was directed by Mikkel Nørgaard and lured 725.000 Danish moviegoers, topping the local box office in 2013.

 

Nørgaard has been lining up hits. His 2010 movie, “Klown — The Movie,” was also major B.O. success in Denmark.

 

“The Absent One” reunites Lie Kaas (“A Second Chance”) and Fares Fares (“Child 44″),  the duo of “The Keeper of Lost Causes.” The film »

- Elsa Keslassy

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Danish producers aim for growth after decline

29 August 2014 9:52 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ambition to produce 25 Danish features per year with a $14m cash injection.

The Danish Producers’ Association wants local production to reach 25 features annually, following a decrease from 31 in 2005 to 19 in 2013.

It will require a cash induction of $14.2m (Dkk 80m), and despite the recent media agreement with the Danish government, $11m (Dkk 62m) is still missing.

“Danish films are still selling tickets in the cinemas and winning prizes at international festivals, but we need to strengthen the finances to produce more films and improve the quality and diversity,” said the association’s CEO Klaus Hansen.

DVD sales in Denmark dropped 40% between 2011 and 2013, reducing income by $70.8m (Dkk 400m).

Hansen proposed the creation of a Digital Film Fund, paid for by Danish internet operators, which control streaming of film and TV series. According to recent statistics, 65% of all web traffic is movie transmissions.

The Danish producers want the new fund to be included in the upcoming negotiations with the »

- jornrossing@aol.com (Jorn Rossing Jensen)

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The HeyUGuys Interview: Nikolaj Lie Kaas on The Keeper of Lost Causes

29 August 2014 3:30 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

To mark the release of Danish crime thriller The Keeper of Lost Causes, we had the pleasure of speaking to the film’s leading star, Nikolaj Lie Kaas. He discussed with us his own appreciation for the aforementioned genre, and how pleased he is to currently be part of a flourishing, Danish film industry. He also tells us why he loves his craft, and about his forthcoming endeavour, the star-studded drama Child 44.

Of course The Keeper of Lost Causes is based on a Jussi Adler-Olsen novel – was it one you were familiar with before signing up to the project?

No I hadn’t read anything by him before this, I came in to this by accident. But as I became connected to the project I read his books. Though there’s nothing wrong having your own image of how to portray someone, and when I saw the script there »

- Stefan Pape

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Tyrant: Season One Ratings

27 August 2014 9:53 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

FX has found some great success with their scripted dramas, especially ones like Sons of Anarchy and American Horror Story. Will Tyrant also be a ratings hit? Will it be renewed for a second season or will it be cancelled instead? We'll have to wait and see.

Tyrant revolves around the youngest son of a dictator who returns to his war-torn country in the Middle-East with his American family. The drama's cast includes Adam Rayner, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Mehdi Dehbi, Fares Fares, Alice Krige, Salim Daw, and Justin Kirk.

The ratings are typically the best indication of a show's chances of staying on the air. The higher the ratings, the better the chances for survival. This chart will be updated as new ratings data becomes available.

Update: Will Tyrant be cancelled or renewed for »

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Tyrant: Cancel or Renew FX TV Show for Season Two?

27 August 2014 9:52 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Last night marked the season finale of the Tyrant TV show on FX. The episode left things up in the air but will there be a second season to resolve them? Will the series be renewed or will it be cancelled instead?

Tyrant revolves around the youngest son of a dictator who returns to his war-torn country in the Middle-East with his American family. The drama's cast includes Adam Rayner, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Mehdi Dehbi, Fares Fares, Alice Krige, Salim Daw, and Justin Kirk.

The series debuted in late June to 2.1 million viewers and a 0.6 rating in the 18-49 demographic. The numbers took a significant tumble in week two but have gone up and down as new episodes have been unveiled. The 10 episode season ended up averaging 1.55 million viewers with a 0.6 rating (a »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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The Keeper Of Lost Causes Review

27 August 2014 5:30 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Director: Mikkel Norgaard

Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter, Mikkel Boe Folsgaard.

Certificate: 15

Running Time: 97 minutes.

Synopsis: Transferred to Department Q, detective Carl Morck is given the task of sorting out cold cases. However, Morck isn’t one to let things lie and sets about cracking the case of a missing politician who is believed to have committed suicide.

With such interest around Nordic noirs and scandinavian crime dramas, it’s no surprise to see yet another popular novel series be brought to the big screen. What is surprising, is that after countless TV shows, this adaptation went the way of cinema rather than going straight to TV. There is nothing we haven’t seen here before, and the film rarely gets a chance to operate outside of its main investigation.

The film is set up rather quickly with a botched police operation resulting in one dead, one paralysed, »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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The Keeper of Lost Causes Review

26 August 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Danish director Mikkel Nørgaard’s most recent cinematic endeavour, was the brilliantly quirky and obscene comedy Klown. Since then he’s tried his hand at something a little more dramatic, helming four episodes of the popular TV series Borgen. His sophomore feature sees a continuing inclination to be diverse and eclectic, now proving his worth in the thriller genre, with The Keeper of Lost Causes.

Nikolaj Lie Kaas plays Carl Mørck, a downbeat, rough around the edges cop who is assigned to classifying cold cases having been shot on a previous investigation. Paired with his new assistant Assad (Fares Fares), the beleaguered Mørck becomes instantly intrigued by one case in particular, deciding to re-open it in spite of his boss’s strict instructions not to. Mørck is adamant however, that the missing victim Merete (Sonja Richter) is still alive, and so delves into deep, dark territory to uncover the truth once and for all. »

- Stefan Pape

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Way Out West breaks audience record

11 August 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ruben Ostlund presents Cannes hit Force Majeure [pictured] as a gala screening; Jens Lien previews TV series Viva Hate.

Gothenburg’s Way Out West wrapped its fourth film edition on Saturday with a record-breaking 27,000 in attendance and 42 films, including a gala premiere of local Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure and Nordic premieres of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Alex Gibney’s Finding Fela.

Running alongside the Way Out West music festival, now in its ninth year, additional film programming catered to the music fanbase by screening world premieres of Swedish actress Alexandra Dahlström’s All We Have is Now, documenting Stockholm-based rock band Vulkano; and Liza Minou Morberg’s Alone Together that follows three women on a journey to Way Out West.

Other music-oriented films included Eric Green’s guitar documentary Beautiful Noise, Nick Cave doc 20,000 Days on Earth, Tom Berninger’s depiction of his brother on tour with The National in Mistaken for Strangers, and [link=tt »

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Way Out West offers rock and films in largest edition

11 August 2014 3:37 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Ruben Ostlund presents Cannes hit Force Majeure [pictured] as a gala screening; Jens Lien previews TV series Viva Hate.

Gothenburg’s Way Out West wrapped its fourth film edition on Saturday with a record-breaking 27,000 in attendance,42 films, including a gala premiere of local Ruben Östlund’s Force Majeure and Nordic premieres of Richard Linklater’s Boyhood and Alex Gibney’s Finding Fela.

Running alongside the Way Out West music festival, now in its ninth year, additional film programming catered to the music fanbase by screening world premieres of Swedish actress Alexandra Dahlström’s All We Have is Now, documenting Stockholm-based rock band Vulkano; and Liza Minou Morberg’s Alone Together that follows three women on a journey to Way Out West.

Other music-oriented films included Eric Green’s guitar documentary Beautiful Noise, Nick Cave doc 20,000 Days on Earth, Tom Berninger’s depiction of his brother on tour with The National in Mistaken for Strangers, and [link=tt »

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The Absent One: Watch The Full Trailer For The Danish Thriller

3 July 2014 8:00 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Director Mikkel Nørgaard laid waste to the Danish box office - breaking a handful of records - with The Keeper Of Lost Causes, the first big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen's Department Q crime novels. And so anticipation has been running rather high for the second installment, The Absent One (FASANDRÆBERNE). Nørgaard returns to the director's chair with stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares reprising the lead roles while Pilou Asbaek and David Dencik join the cast.In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues points in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and is convicted...

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Tyrant

25 June 2014 10:34 PM, PDT | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

Network: FX

Episodes: Ongoing (hour)

Seasons: Ongoing

TV show dates: June 24, 2014 -- Tbd

Series status: Has not been cancelled

Performers include: Adam Rayner, Ashraf Barhom, Moran Atias, Jennifer Finnigan, Anne Winters, Noah Silver, Mehdi Dehbi, Fares Fares, Alice Krige, Salim Daw, and Justin Kirk.

TV show description:

This dramatic series follows the story of an unassuming American family that's drawn into the inner workings of a turbulent Middle Eastern nation.

Bassam "Barry" Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) is the youngest son of a war-torn country's controversial dictator. He returns to his homeland for his nephew's wedding after a self-imposed 20-year exile in America. Upon his return, Barry is immediately thrown back into the familial and national politics of his youth.

He braces himself to confront the stark realities of his »

- TVSeriesFinale.com

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Does FX's Tyrant Get Your Vote?

24 June 2014 8:20 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

FX this Tuesday married Homeland to The Godfather and gave us Tyrant, a new drama created by Gideon Raff (Homeland) and exec-produced by Howard Gordon (24, Homeland). Will the strangers in a strained land saga score a spot on your DVR?

Recap Fargo Finale: On Thin Ice

Tyrant stars British actor Adam Rayner (HawthoRNe) as Bassam “Barry” Al-Fayeed, the second son of Khaled Al-Fayeed, the dictator of a fictional Middle Eastern country. Haunted by, among other things, how his father regularly favored first son Jamal (Ashraf Barhom) during his childhood and his role in a man’s execution back when he was a kid, »

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Why it matters that FX’s ‘Tyrant’ didn't cast a Middle Eastern actor in its lead role

24 June 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

In reviews, podcasts and tweets, it has become common in recent years for me to lament the influx of British and Australian actors masquerading as Americans, all perpetrating the same flat, generic accents as if Americans all come from the same state, which is no state at all, but rather some nether-region dialect coaches call Mid-Atlantic or something. I take semi-feigned umbrage at this infiltration and I am, indeed, a bit irked that a good 75 percent of the Brits and Aussies are trapped by exhaustively studied, but ultimately affectless accent work that leads them to give robotic performances they'd never tolerate from themselves in their native tongues. Yes, I get my hackles up, but I know it isn't actually important. The rise in work for Aussie and British actors is largely linked to the expanding TV universe, and even if this most recent upfronts season saw an encouraging uptick in »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Trailer: The Keeper Of Lost Causes

18 June 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | Pure Movies | See recent Pure Movies news »

Based on the award-winning novel Mercy

Based on the award-winning novel Mercy, the first of the bestselling Department Q crime fiction series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper Of Lost Causes stars Nicolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing), Sonja Richter (The Homesman) and Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House) from the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Carl Mørck (Kaas) is a troubled detective who takes the fall when his partner is wounded during a routine operation. Reassigned to the newly created Department Q, a basement-bound job filing cold cases, he is allocated a new assistant, Assad (Fares), a smart young Muslim cop. »

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FX Releases First Look At Upcoming Drama Tyrant

12 June 2014 9:11 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The summer is no longer a time when television slows down and networks air reruns on an endless, mind numbing loop. FX is taking full advantage of what used to be a lull in original programming and offering viewers a new drama, Tyrant, alongside season two of The Bridge.

The network has just released the first trailer for the series and if you’re looking for something to add to your DVR que, this looks like a solid bet. Tyrant comes from Homeland producers Howard Gordon and Gideon Raff, and centers around a seemingly average American family that heads to the Middle East to visit their politically-inclined family for the wedding of a relative.

Tyrant clearly sets itself up to offer some social commentary on a subject that is still very much taboo in a certain sense. The American version of the Middle East doesn’t account for personal tales, »

- Lindsay Sperling

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Watch The Official UK Trailer For Nordic Noir The Keeper Of Lost Causes

10 June 2014 11:30 AM, PDT | Twitch | See recent Twitch news »

Having blown the doors off the Danish box office - where it set multiple records - and with the sequel already deep into the production process, Mikkel Norgaard's big screen adaptation of Jussi Adler Olsen's crime thriller The Keeper Of Lost Causes is headed to UK cinemas and has a brand new trailer.Based on the award-winning novel Mercy, the first of the bestselling Department Q crime fiction series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper Of Lost Causes is a powerful and gripping thriller starring Nicolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing), Sonja Richter (The Homesman) and Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House) from the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo. Carl Mørck (Kaas) is a troubled detective who takes the fall when his partner is wounded...

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Check Out The UK Trailer For Tense Scandinavian Thriller ‘ The Keeper Of Lost Causes’

10 June 2014 3:17 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

We’ve got an exciting new trailer to share with you this morning. The Keeper Of Lost Causes is from Mikkel Nørgaard, whose last feature was the pretty decent Klown back last year. ‘Lost Causes’ stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, and Sonja Richter and arrives in UK cinemas from 22nd August, 2014 from Picturehouse Entertainment.

Based on the award-winning novel Mercy, the first of the bestselling Department Q crime fiction series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, The Keeper Of Lost Causes is a powerful and gripping thriller starring Nicolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing), Sonja Richter (The Homesman) and Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House) from the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.

Carl Mørck (Kaas) is a troubled detective who takes the fall when his partner is wounded during a routine operation. Reassigned to the newly created Department Q, a basement-bound job filing cold cases, he is allocated a new assistant, »

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Crime Drama Cliches Prove "Hard To Kill"

5 June 2014 9:42 PM, PDT | JustPressPlay.net | See recent JustPressPlay news »

Before he brought his enigmatic presence to American audiences in AMC’s The Killing and the recent remake of Robocop, Swedish actor Joel Kinnaman found stardom in Europe thanks to the smash hit Easy Money. The 2010 Swedish crime drama, adapted from a novel by Jens Lapidus, cast Kinnaman as Jw, an intelligent but misguided business student from the wrong side of the tracks who becomes a drug smuggler in order to afford the wealthy lifestyle of his upper-class peers. The diverse group of criminals he gets mixed up with includes Chilean Jorge (Matias Varela), Serbian Mrado (Dragomir Mrsic) and Lebanese Mahmoud (Fares Fares). The first film ends with Jw in prison, but that doesn't prevent him from getting into further trouble in Easy Money: Hard to Kill, the film’s 2012 sequel.

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- Lee Jutton

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Exclusive Poster for The Keeper of Lost Causes

21 May 2014 7:44 AM, PDT | HeyUGuys.co.uk | See recent HeyUGuys news »

Picturehouse Entertainment have given us the first UK poster for their new movie The Keeper of Lost Causes (or Kvinden i buret as it was originally). The film stars Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter and is directed by Mikkel Nørgaard. The Keeper of Lost Causes screenplay comes from writer Nikolaj Arcel who has the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in his list of credits.

The Keeper of Lost Causes hits UK cinemas August 22nd.

This is the first thrilling adaptation of the bestselling Department Q crime novels by Jussi Adler-Olsen. Carl Mørck (Kaas, The Killing) is a disgraced detective who is reassigned to the newly created Department Q, a basement-bound job filing cold cases, and allocated a new assistant, Assad, a smart young Muslim cop. Always one to go against orders, Mørck throws them headlong into the mystery of a missing politician’s disappearance five years earlier. »

- David Sztypuljak

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