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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

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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Country:

Denmark | Germany | Sweden

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Danish | English | French

Release Date:

June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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€5,200,000 (estimated)
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2.39 : 1
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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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Another solid Danish crime thriller, elevated by fine performances
7 April 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

For a decade a so, the term "Scandinavian crime" has been a sign of quality in the film world, and I have tried to watch them as much as possible - luckily it is no Bollywood... The film in question is the second one in line (after Kvinden i buret) where the detective duet Carl Mørck and Assad have to solve a felony happening over 20 years back, enabling to take a glance at the world of "Danish rich and spoiled". The tension is nicely there (although somewhat less than in the first film), and, in addition to as-usual fine performances by Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares as the leading characters, one can follow the talents of Pilou Asbæk and David Dencik who are also versatile character actors (plus Søren Pilmark in a small role).

So, unless you are fond of constant chases, explosions, shootings, etc., this film (with captious title) is a pleasant example of a crime thriller with mystery elements, where human attitudes and relations play the biggest part, and deducing is the main factor in solving crimes.


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