Released from a mental institution, a cop returns to work where he's stored away in the fraud department. However, with the help of a tabloid reporter, he investigates an old horse race fraud case and people start dying around him.
The righteous cop Karl Jørgensen has recently been released from psychological treatment and suffer from stress and a dedicated temper to solve crimes. The Ex-wife has a new man in her life - not exactly what Karl would like around his daughter - and definite involved in a horse race fraud case. Strømer (Cop) pursues all clues and gets unexpected help from a tabloid journalist (Dick Kaysø) with new clues. Karl Jørgensen works hard and with no compromises when he causes an elderly society lady's suicide. Certain of solving the case Karl goes after the responsible but respectable backers. Will Karl win the fight with respectable organized crime?Written by
Anders Refn had a successful debut presenting this convincing drama with a psychological and critical depiction of society in the framework of a crime film effectively filmed by Mikael Salomon who later made it to Hollywood. There is great sympathy with the struggling temperamental police officer, Jens Okking, who cannot clear up the crime opposed by the elite of society administration. Transferred to another position he still insists on continuing his detection work but hampered all the way by top executives he cannot bring to justice. This sounds familiar, plot wise, but this was the first time a story like this premiered in a Danish film. Jens Okking received a Bodil award for his performance, and he went on to portray that kind of police officers in other films and TVseries.
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