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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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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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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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Denmark | Germany | Sweden | Norway

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Danish | Swedish | Arabic

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17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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€5,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Assad: [showing Uffe photographs] I know it's not as interesting as watching TV
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A well crafted good old fashioned crime thriller
19 January 2014 | by OJTSee all my reviews

Kvinden i buret has got the English, and much better title, The Keeper of Lost Causes, in stead of what should have been The caged woman. The Danish title is maybe the worst about this film, but still that's due to the Novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen, which have had a good portion of success with the crime novels about detective Carl. The international title I find as very suitable, and promises more to come!

Carl (played by Nikolaj Lie Kaas) is a cop which after a mistake thrown off his normal job as detective, after nearly being shot. His wife has dumped him, his best friend and fellow detective is dead and his ex-partner crippled, both in the same case which nearly cost him life. He is put at a desk to close open old cases. But he has other plans. I'll leave the case here, but the film is so well made, and the actors play so well in a well crafted script by Nicolaj Arcel, which really is an amazing writer, that this is well worth a watch.

The film manages to be interesting all the way through, and even gives us as viewers some really hard scenes to watch, as well as giving some kins of flashbacks which is really fresh. The casting is also very good when it comes to these time flashbacks, which show real quality.

This is the start of a franchise of Adler-Olsen filmed novels, and I hope the next will be just as good. Nicolaj Lie-Kaas has said yes to three more. Surprisingly also well known Swedish comedy film maker Fares Fares function as his sidekick, though his Danish is quite bad. But it works, due to his credibility, and that he is a foreign breaking on Danish.

Check it out.


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