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Those Who Kill - Shadow of the Past (2011)

Den som dræber - Fortidens skygge (original title)
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Detective Katrine Ries Jensen and legal psychiatrist Thomas Schaeffer form a special unit at the Copenhagen Police investigating serial killings. A case from Schaeffer's past crops up. As a... See full summary »





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Simon Kvamm ...
Lars Ranthe ...
Mia Vogelsang (as Lærke Winther)
Benedicte Schaeffer
Benjamin Brüel ...
Johan Schaeffer (as Benjamin Brüel von Klitzing)
Petrine Agger ...
Ellen Severin
Tine Miehe-Renard ...
Ejendomsmægler 1
Thomas Baldus ...
Ejendomsmægler 2
Signe Skov ...
Malin Brolin-Tani ...
Peter Pilegaard ...


Detective Katrine Ries Jensen and legal psychiatrist Thomas Schaeffer form a special unit at the Copenhagen Police investigating serial killings. A case from Schaeffer's past crops up. As a young psychologist, he held back from sending a patient, who was manically drawing the details of a traffic accident, to a secure hospital. Now these bloody scenes resurface. Written by Ermintrude

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Release Date:

15 March 2012 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

Akik ölnek - A múlt árnyai  »

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Poor Man's "88 Minute"
16 July 2012 | by (New Delhi) – See all my reviews

i know i should not be bothering about writing a review of this Danish Flick but i just want to help others in understanding whether they should watch it or not.

If you are non Danish audience well u may or may not like it...depends on how much similar kind of movies (serial killer) you have seen and how deeply you understands this genre or you just want to explore new sensations you never experienced in the Hollywood.

I am a non Danish and i just want to say that while i saw this movie i noticed a lots of loopholes in the whole shooting sequences; like no press, no news articles, no statements taken from surrounding people just once, otherwise they just acting without using their brains in showing how an actual police investigation goes on...even a normal person can guide the actors what to do or how to proceed an investigation...but anyways..i don't know the country so i can't say how things are done there..so i would be liberal here and say that it is overall a decent effort and one can at least enjoy some moments where they will feel that this movies might turn in to some serious entertainer but again the weak script and bad direction proves it a mundane affair..though the performance was nothing great it wasn't bad either..Adam Krogh though was impressive and he was able to pull off his role as a psychopath. But nothing was there for others to do much..even Lars Mikkelsen(Flame and Citron Fame)was not there in most of the movie and i think he was just there to attract crowd so that ticket sale goes up...his role didn't provide him enough lines to add to his reputation so his talent was wasted.. Lead pair of Laura Bach and Jakob Cedergren did OK.

But from a Danish movie perspective i think (though i am not an expert it is my assumption) i think this movie is a one time watch..don't compare it to Hollywood or Asian cinema otherwise you will not be able to appreciate the genuine danish attempt or take on contemporary murder and crime tales.

Though the back drop of the movie (some may compare it to Al Pachino starer 88 Minutes where the leading character also advocated the release of a suspected serial killer)at many times might seems like one of the Henning Mankell novels where a criminal commits a crime in the abandoned home of Nordic or Swedish mountain villages and police is clueless but slowly and suddenly all the mystery is revealed but the pace of the story might become unbearable so judge it by yourself.

Every one makes mistakes but one should appreciate the genuine effort and this movie delivers to some extent some moments of shock and surprises!! Though typical at many places it still manages to hold you till the climax. One time watch!!

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