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Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)

Kvinden i buret (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 17 June 2016 (USA)
Police inspector Carl Mørck is put in charge of a department of cold cases, joined only by his assistant, Assad. They dig into a case about a disappeared woman.

Director:

Mikkel Nørgaard
3 wins & 21 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Carl Mørck
Per Scheel Krüger Per Scheel Krüger ... Anker
Troels Lyby ... Hardy Henningsen
Øyvind B. Fabricius Holm Øyvind B. Fabricius Holm ... Død mand
Søren Pilmark ... Marcus Jacobsen
Divya Das Divya Das ... Nyhedsvært
Anne Bærskog Hauger Anne Bærskog Hauger ... Viggas Rasmussen (voice) (as Anne Hauger)
Fares Fares ... Assad
Sonja Richter ... Merete Lynggaard
Rasmus Botoft ... Tage Baggesen
Patricia Schumann ... Søs Norup
Marie Mondrup Marie Mondrup ... Helle Andersen
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ... Uffe Lynggaard
Kenneth Carmohn Kenneth Carmohn ... Mand på færge
Michael Brostrup Michael Brostrup ... Børge Bak
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Storyline

Chief detective Carl Mørck and his assistant Assad become involved in a five-year-old case concerning the mystery of politician Merete Lynggaard's disappearance - a journey that takes them deep into the undercurrent of abuse and malice that lurks beneath the polished surface of Scandinavia. Written by Zentropa Productions

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From the Screenwriter of 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares both signed a four-picture contract, matching the number of Department Q novels that had been published at the time of filming. See more »

Goofs

The main villain, Lars, is sent to the orphanage in 1991. Before this he set in the care of foster parents. In the living room these foster parents there is a combination VHS-DVD machine, which did not appear at least 15 years later. See more »

Quotes

Assad: [sarcastically/defiantly] Sorry... my Danish isn't so good
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Connections

Features Prop and Berta (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

5 Om Morgenen
Written by Nicholas Westwood Kidd (as Kidd) and Eloq (as Eloq)
Performed by Nicholas Westwood Kidd (as Kidd)
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Excellent film if you love detective films
27 January 2014 | by wanarazSee all my reviews

Slow moving detective movie but I like it like that.No excessive reading of words in another language because the film speaks for itself. The director has created a very entertaining atmosphere. You develop a feel for the investigation. The editing is tight. Nothing is wasted. The homicide detective gets demoted to cold case files. He picks up one that speaks to him. A suicide that after digging does not come close to a suicide and no body. Going deeper in, nothing is easy or as it seems. As you move along the story unfolds in tidbits and gets darker and darker. Man sinks about as low as a human twisted can go. I don't want to give away any of the ending but with lackluster uncommon in Hollywood style movie making it's riveting. I enjoyed this gem immensely.


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Country:

Denmark | Germany | Sweden | Norway

Language:

Danish | Swedish | Arabic

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,656,380
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2.35 : 1
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