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Department Q: The Absent One (2014)

Fasandræberne (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | June 2016 (USA)
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The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point.

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Mikkel Nørgaard
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Carl Mørck
Fares Fares ... Assad
Pilou Asbæk ... Ditlev Pram
David Dencik ... Ulrik Dybbøl
Danica Curcic ... Kimmie
Sarah-Sofie Boussnina ... Kimmie som ung
Johanne Louise Schmidt Johanne Louise Schmidt ... Rose
Marco Ilsø ... Ditlev som ung
Beate Bille ... Thelma
Peter Christoffersen Peter Christoffersen ... Alberg
Søren Pilmark ... Marcus Jacobsen
Michael Brostrup Michael Brostrup ... Børge Bak
Morten Kirkskov ... Lars Bjørn
Philip Stilling Philip Stilling ... Ulrik som ung
Adam Ild Rohweder ... Bjarne som ung
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Rugged and irritable Carl Morck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his colleague, the Syria-born Assad, run the cold-case division of the Copenhagen police. After a desperate appeal to Morck about the unsolved killing of his own teenage children, an ex-cop commits suicide. This leads the detective pair on a twisted mission to discover what really happened in the 1990s at one of the country's poshest boarding schools. Director Mikkel Norgaard reunites with lead stars Kaas and Fares to portray this taut fiction which again alternates deftly between the past and present.

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Denmark | Germany | Sweden

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Danish | English | French

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June 2016 (USA) See more »

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Department Q: The Absent One See more »

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Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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€5,200,000 (estimated)
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The case at the center of this film is a double murder committed June 12, 1994 - the same day as the real-life double murder of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. The trial in that case became known as the "Trial of the Century" in the USA (People of the State of California v. Orenthal James Simpson, or People v. O. J. Simpson). See more »

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Carl Mørck: [to Kimmie] You know most days I wake up, wondering if I should get up or not or if I should pop a whole bunch of pills and be done with it. You know what stops me? That people need my help... people need me like you!
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References Nattevagten (1994) See more »

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Fuck Af
Written by Andreas Duelund (as A. Duelund), Emil Simonsen (as E. Simonsen) & Troels Nielsen (as T. Nielsen)
Performed by Suspekt
(C) + (P) Tabu Records
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Great follow up to The Keeper of Lost Causes keeping the momentum up for a great crime drama franchise,
24 June 2016 | by subxerogravitySee all my reviews

So when I saw the Keeper of Lost Causes, I was very impressed by what a griping Crime Drama it was and when I discovered it was the first in a trilogy, I had to see the others.

The Absent One is the second in the trilogy. Some time after Carl and his partner, Assad made Department Q a name for their first case, they quickly became a joke again due to Carl's focus on solving the cold cases rather than just organizing the place met they have not closed another cold case since. Then a retired sheriff begs Carl to look into the cold case involving the murder of his two children which someone took the blame for. This lead Carl to uncover the dangerous vices of the privilege of high society.

It's as gritty as the first movie, with a case that has slightly more depth and angles to it. This allows us to see the warm heart of Carl without melting the ice, as he gives his all to make right what once went wrong. The detective himself becomes more well rounded with just enough peaks into his personal life (a bonding relationship he has with his ex-wife's son, who he obviously sees as his flesh and blood), to make him human. The movie also introduces a new team member, Rose, the last of a long list of secretaries who don't work well with Carl, but luckily Assad likes her.

This is becoming a fabulous police drama franchise and I can't wait to complete the trilogy.


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