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Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)

Kvinden i buret (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 17 June 2016 (USA)
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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.

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Mikkel Nørgaard
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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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A missing politician, a case reopened. See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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Trivia

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

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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 »

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Assad: [showing Uffe photographs] I know it's not as interesting as watching TV
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I Was Not to You
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Tough, Dark, Raw and Atmospheric Nordic Noir Crime Thriller
12 January 2015 | by samsamaellynchSee all my reviews

The Keeper Of Lost Causes is a Usual Cop Flick, Old Fashioned Can Say..But There's More To It.. The Story Begins With Carl Morck(Nikolaj Lie Kaas) a Homicide Detective Who Rushes to Hunt down Bad-guys Without Any Backup, Crime Scene Gone HAYWIRE ..

Carl is Shot and Worse to Follow, He is Banished to a New Department Known As "DEPARTMENT Q" Located at the Basement.Carl Feels This Job is for The Retired Folks and shows his distress for his Position.

Carl Keeps a Stoney Face for Almost 95% of The Movie.He Dislikes His Assistant Assad at Department Q.. Moreover He HATES the coffee Prepared By Assad.. At Department Q The Duo Will have to Review and Close The Cases..

Carl Hooks Himself To a case about a Woman Who Vanished 5 Years Ago. And the Only Witness Is Her Brother who is Brain Damaged..

Carl Feels Its Strange and Reopens The CASE WITH HIS ASsad.. I Don't Want To Reveal Too Much in Regards With The Story line..

What Unravels Next Forms The Story. The Climax is Shot Well.. Tension Shown is Absolutely Great.

Cop Instincts To Watch Out For.....

Carl and ASSAD Now Team Up To Put Up A Cop Show Blending A Dark Version OF 22 JUMP Jump Street and The Other Guys And NO ROOM FOR Comedy..

Cinematography and Screenplay is to be appreciate.. Scandi noir is famous for being very mean and lean.. SO WHAT-ELSE TO EXPECT.

The Keeper of Lost Causes is a Routine Usual Cop Story With Some Very GOOD Twists and Moments..


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