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Department Q: The Absent One ()

Fasandræberne (original title)
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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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Carl Mørck
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Assad
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Ditlev Pram
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Ulrik Dybbøl
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Kimmie
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Kimmie som ung
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Rose
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Ditlev som ung
Beate Bille ...
Thelma
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Alberg
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Marcus Jacobsen
Michael Brostrup ...
Børge Bak
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Lars Bjørn
Philip Stilling ...
Ulrik som ung
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Bjarne som ung
Anton Honik ...
Jesper
Kristian Høgh Jeppesen ...
Bjarne Thøgersen
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Tine
Hans Henrik Voetmann ...
Henning Jørgensen
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Bent Krum
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Frank Helmond
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Klavs (as Henning Valin)
Diana Axelsen ...
Kassandra
Sevik Perl ...
Milo (as Zeev Sevik Perl)
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Præfekten
Peter Damm-Ottesen ...
Betjent i arkivet
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Thomas
Katrine Bruun ...
Marie
Emma Sehested Høeg ...
Pigen i skoven
Marie-Lydie Melono Nokouda ...
Nihla (as Marie-Lydie Nokouda)
Lars Thiesgaard ...
Griffenholm rektor
Elena Arndt-Jensen ...
Kimmies roommate
Martine Ølbye Hjejle ...
Pige på Griffenholm
Frederikke Thomassen ...
Pige 2 på Griffenholm
Jennifer Bülow ...
Rengøringsdame
Casper Steffensen ...
Pædagog på legeplads
Simon Papousek ...
Betjent 1
Stig Reggelsen Skjold ...
Betjent 2
Anders Budde Christensen ...
Betjent i Hennings lejlighed (as Anders Budde)
Mads Rømer ...
Betjent i celle (as Mads Rømer Brolin-Tani)
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Tekniker i Albergs lejlighed
Klaus Barfod ...
Hjemløs mand
Hugo Holmblad ...
Ditlevs søn
Lillan Albeck ...
Posedame på hovedbanegården
Falke Mikailsen ...
Alkoholiker på hovedbanegården
Divya Das ...
Nyhedsvært
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Eftersynk stemme (voice)
Martin Hylander Brucker ...
Eftersynk stemme (voice) (as Martin Hylander)
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Eftersynk stemme (as Albert Rosin Hansen)
Sebastian Teschemacher ...
Eftersynk stemme
Thomas Voss ...
Eftersynk stemme
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Eftersynk stemme (voice)
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Eftersynk stemme
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Morten Bjørn ...
Policeman Reception
Mogens Lygyl ...
Betjent 3
Julius Wolder ...
Dreng på hovedbanegården
Erling Agergaard ...
Gæst til Marcus' reception (uncredited)
Martin Boserup ...
Politimand (uncredited)
Ole Dupont ...
Jæger (uncredited)
Morten Feldt ...
Politibetjent (uncredited)
Arild Rimestad ...
Civil Police @ Q (uncredited)
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Betjent (uncredited)
Martin Stoltenborg ...
AKS-betjenten (uncredited)
Michael Gade Thomsen ...
Guest at a Reception (uncredited)

Directed by

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Mikkel Nørgaard

Written by

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Nikolaj Arcel ... () &
Rasmus Heisterberg ... ()
 
Jussi Adler-Olsen ... (novel)
 
Nikolaj Arcel ... (concept) (as Arcel) &
Mikkel Nørgaard ... (concept) (as Nørgaard)

Produced by

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Jessica Ask ... co-producer: Film i Väst
Jonas Bagger ... producer
Björn Eggert ... line producer: Germany
Madeleine Ekman ... co-producer
Wolfgang Feindt ... executive producer: ZDF Enterprises
Ida Harder ... associate producer (as Ida Harder Palmbo)
Peter Aalbæk Jensen ... producer
Maria Köpf ... co-producer
Peter Nadermann ... executive producer: ZDF Enterprises
Doris Schrenner ... executive producer: ZDF Enterprises
Louise Vesth ... producer
Julie Friis Walenciak ... associate producer

Music by

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Patrik Andrén
Uno Helmersson
Johan Söderqvist

Cinematography by

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Eric Kress

Film Editing by

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Morten Egholm
Frederik Strunk

Editorial Department

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Daniel Brinck ... log & loader: assistant
Tine Clasen ... coordinator: Klippegangen
Henning Szpiro Eriksen ... coordinator: Zentropa Post Production Sweden (as Henning Lind Eriksen)
Emil Eriksson ... on-line editor: Zentropa Post Production, Sweden
Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson ... av-technician
Morten Højbjerg ... promo editor / trailer editor
Lars 'Lalo' Werner Nielsen ... facilities manager: Klippegangen
Kasper Schultz Simonsen ... assistant editor
Thomas Therchilsen ... digital colorist
Jacob Thorndahl ... av-technician
Lars Hall ... assistant editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Anja Philip

Production Design by

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Rasmus Thjellesen

Art Direction by

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Zazie Knepper

Set Decoration by

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Susanne Müller

Costume Design by

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Stine Thaning

Makeup Department

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Christina Dahlin ... makeup artist
Birgitte Samson ... key makeup artist

Production Management

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Charlotte Buch ... post-production supervisor
Anne Blohm Rudbæk ... production manager: Denmark

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Peter Hingebjerg ... first assistant director
Carina Svendsgaard Jeppesen ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Michael Bodenhoff ... carpenter (as Mich Bodenhoff)
Thomas Enna ... carpenter
Mathias Forker ... carpenter
Mikkel Fredholm ... carpenter
Christian Gad ... assistant props
Stephan Goldberg ... scenic artist
Mathias Hassing ... props (as Mathias Holmgren Hassing)
Ida Hoffart ... set designer
Anna Carli Holmgren ... art department assistant
Anders Huulgaard ... storyboard artist
Henning Jördens ... assistant art director
Jan Kaebisch ... carpenter (as Jan Käbisch)
Sabine Kasch ... set dresser
Rasmus Koch ... props
Jon Kristinson ... construction manager: Germany
Steffi Lehmkuhl ... property master (as Steffi Lehmkul)
Mikkel Lemvig ... graphic designer / logo
Christian Arvad Madsen ... property master (as Christian Arvad)
Matthew McLemore ... lead scenic artist
Michael Meier ... scenic artist
Vicki Møllgaard ... props (as Vicki Møllegaard)
Esben Nielsen ... carpenter
Gorm Nordskov ... blacksmith
Verena Nußbaum ... assistant props (as Verena Nussbaum)
Drasko Petric ... image retouch
Christopher Rabenhorst ... illustrator / poster designer
Tobias Roder ... graphic designer (as Tobias Røder) / logo (as Tobias Røder)
Lena Rössger ... assistant props
Marcus Schliebenow ... construction manager: Denmark
Simone Sparsø ... assistant props
Michala Steiner-Rode ... props
Tim Tamke ... set dresser
Anders Thulin ... graphic designer
Hjørdis Toft ... graphic artist: in-house
Jon Truelsen ... set dresser
Ann-Christin Urbarz ... scenic artist
Simon Voss ... carpenter
Robert Wambach ... carpenter
Frank O. Weissbach ... carpenter
André Wolf ... props runner

Sound Department

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Rasmus Damsgaard ... sound recordist
Jakob Garfield-Havsteen ... additional dialogue editor (as Jakob Garfield)
Torben Greve ... foley artist
Nicolai Linck ... dialogue editor / foley editor
Christian Lund ... sound recordist
Lars Lund ... boom operator
Hans Møller ... sound designer
Lars Rasmussen ... boom operator

Special Effects by

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Torsten Baumann ... special effects coordinator
Ole Dupont ... weapons provider
Casper Hansen ... special effects assistant
Hummer Højmark ... special effects coordinator
Anders Nylander ... special effects technician
Schwerthelm Ziehfreund ... special effects (uncredited) (props)

Visual Effects by

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Andreas Alesik ... visual effects supervisor: Prophecy FX (as Andy Alesik)
Philip Edner ... digital compositor
Patricia Feldmann ... visual effects producer
Rodrigo Fiallega ... compositor
Maxi Fröhlich ... digital compositor
Kolbrún Ósk Halldórsdóttir ... i/o
Jan Hübel ... compositor
Ivan Kondrup Jensen ... visual effects supervisor (as Ivan Kondrup)
Rikke Hovgaard Jørgensen ... visual effects producer
Frederick Larsen ... visual effects producer assistant
Lars 'Lalo' Werner Nielsen ... visual effects artist
Nic Niemann ... visual effects executive producer
Stefan Prüss ... animator
Christoph Schmidt ... junior visual effects supervisor
Nina Strøm ... visual effects producer assistant
Alexander Swahn ... compositor
Christos Tsatsanis ... digital matte painter
Mikael Widegren ... digital matte painter
Maik Donath ... fx artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Dennis Albrethsen ... stunt coordinator (as Dennis Albrechtsen)
Thomas Bloem ... stunt coordinator
Ann-Sophie Dam ... stunt double: Danica Curcic
Linnéa Tullin ... stunt double: Sarah-Sofie Boussnina
Anders Nylander Thomsen ... stunt assistant (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Kenneth Andersen ... lighting assistant
Rasmus Arrildt ... second camera operator
Niklas Bastian ... lighting assistant
Tue Bengtsson ... lighting assistant
Mikkel T. Bentzen ... lighting assistant
Florian Birch ... lighting assistant
Per Danbo ... gaffer
Patrick Fuchs ... lighting technician
Christian Geisnæs ... poster photographer / still photographer
Jonathan Go-Matsushima Rasmussen ... lighting assistant
Gero Alexander Görke ... assistant camera
Emil Kaae ... lighting assistant
Henrik Kristensen ... second camera operator
Mikael Kort Kristensen ... grip
Thomas Larsen ... lighting technician (as Thomas T2 Larsen)
Josef Lopez ... lighting assistant
David Medina ... lighting assistant
Jan Thye Nielsen ... grip assistant
Daniel Parmo ... camera operator: "b" camera
Søren Pedersen ... assistant camera
Arne Schwiers ... grip
Kasper Schultz Simonsen ... digital imaging technician
Gabriel Stefan ... best boy
Anton Stielow ... lighting technician
Jan Turlach ... lighting assistant
Kevin Ukena ... grip assistant
Rasmus Videbæk ... helicopter camera operator
Michel Weber ... grip assistant
Andreas Winding ... second camera operator
Jesper Maxwell Frederiksen ... lighting technician (uncredited) (second unit)

Casting Department

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Rie Hedegaard ... original casting

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Pia Anthony ... costumer
Anne-Marie Qvortrup ... costume assistant (as Anne-Marie Holstein Qvortrup)

Location Management

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Martin Bagger ... location manager
Michael Bruns ... location scout
Rasmus Christoffersen ... location scout
Hagen Diercksen ... location scout
Mads-August Grarup Hertz ... location assistant
Anders Mangaard Jacobsen ... location scout
Marcus Kadl ... location scout
Marten Riese ... location manager
Lars Valentin ... location scout

Music Department

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Sophie Bech ... source music coordinator
Lorenz Dangel ... conductor
Falko Duczmal ... score recording engineer
Jonathan Feurich ... protools editor
Karsten Fundal ... orchestrator
Andreas Hald ... music mix assistant (as A. Hald)
Mikkel Maltha ... music supervisor
Dave Jewerén Moore ... score mixer (as Dave Moore)
Fredrik Möller ... composer assistant
Andreas Hald ... composer assistant (uncredited)
Dave Jewerén Moore ... music editor (uncredited)

Script and Continuity Department

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Lillian Rype Fokdal ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Daniel König ... driver
Marc Lehmann ... driver

Additional Crew

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Eva-Maria Angervall ... accountant: Sweden
Kristian Dalby Arbs ... runner
Ingunn Bernson ... consultant: TV 2 Norge
Dominic Dörner ... production trainee
Madeleine Ekman ... consultant: Zentropa International Sweden
Michael Feder ... public relations
Jeppe Frostholm ... runner (as Jeppe Koudal Frostholm)
Cornelia Hammelmann ... consultant: Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Christoph Heitmann ... production coordinator
Kristin Holst ... consultant: Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Frederik Honoré ... distribution
Pernille Grøndahl Hoppe ... production coordinator: pre-production
Eva Hubert ... consultant: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Frederik Louis Hviid ... behind the scenes
Louise Kjær-Madsen ... production coordinator
Anders Kjærhauge ... legal advisor
Lone Korslund ... distribution
Katarina Krave ... business & legal affairs: Film i väst
Rasmus Krogh ... distribution
Maria Köpf ... consultant: Zentropa Entertainments Berlin
Peder Ladefoged ... consultant
Gitte Lang ... accountant: Denmark
Ulrike Lanz ... production assistant
Sanne Tatjana Sonne Larsen ... personal assistant: Mikkel Nørgaard
Jan Lehmann ... distribution
Elin Lennartsson ... finance department: Sweden (as Elin Lennartson)
Anita Juel Lystbæk ... extras coordinator
Simon Lytting ... technical supervisor
Katrin Mersmann ... consultant: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
Frederik Nemeth ... finance manager
Alexander Skaarup Nielsen ... production assistance
Jeanette Nordahl ... assistant to director
Katrin Olbertz ... extras coordinator
Roberto Olla ... consultant: Eurimages
Emily Nicoline Quist ... assistant to producer
Signe Antje Rasmussen ... legal secretary (as Signe Rasmussen)
Udo Röttger ... accountant: Germany
Judica Schrammeck ... production assistant
Kirsten Schultz ... extras coordinator
Åsa Sjöberg ... consultant: TV4 Sverige
Manuel Stülten ... set manager
Katja Vermehren ... production assistant (as Katja Fehrmann Vermehren)
Tim Viakofsky ... set runner
Thomas Videbæk ... helicopter
Charlotte Vinther ... accountant: Denmark
Katrine Vogelsang ... consultant: TV2 Danmark
Ann Vognsen ... accountant: Denmark (as Anse Vognsen)
Thomas Winther-Schmidt ... production assistant: pre-production

Thanks

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Hanne Adler-Olsen ... thanks
Jussi Adler-Olsen ... thanks
Jonathan Baas ... thanks
Pernille Bech Christensen ... thanks (as Pernille Bech)
Christian E. Christiansen ... thanks
Albrecht Gehse ... thanks
Marianne Jul Hansen ... thanks
Claudia Hentschel ... thanks
Sisse Graum Jørgensen ... thanks
Familie Kaben ... thanks
Henning Kure ... thanks
Victor Medina ... thanks
Nicolaj Monberg ... thanks
Alexander Sebastian Nielsen ... thanks
Søren Pilmark ... thanks
Nina Rostock-Jensen ... thanks
Stefan Sehler ... thanks
Camilla Slyngborg ... thanks
Kirsten og Steen ... thanks
Signe Storstein ... the director wishes to thank
Familie von Bethmann-Hollweg ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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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Also Known As
  • Jussi Adler-Olsen: Schändung (Germany)
  • Schändung (Germany)
  • Fasanjägarna (Sweden)
  • Pheasant Killers (World-wide, English title)
  • The Absent One (World-wide, English title)
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Runtime
  • 119 min
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Budget EUR5,200,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Sarah-Sofie Boussnina, who plays the younger Kimmie in the "20 years ago" sections, is actually only five years younger than Danica Curcic, who plays Kimmie as an adult. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Department Q: A Conspiracy of Faith (2016). See more »
Soundtracks Remedy See more »
Quotes Rose: [On the feline he brought in] What do you call it?
Carl Mørck: [Beat] Cat
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