A New York detective investigates the death of his daughter who was murdered while on her honeymoon in London; he recruits the help of a Scandinavian journalist when other couples throughout Europe suffer a similar fate.


Danis Tanovic


Andrew Stern (screenplay by), Ellen Furman (screenplay by) (as Ellen Brown Furman) | 5 more credits »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jeffrey Dean Morgan ... Jacob Kanon
Famke Janssen ... Valerie Kanon
Cush Jumbo ... Dessie Lombard
Joachim Król ... Inspector Klau Bublitz
Steven Mackintosh ... Detective Inspector Rupert Pearce
Denis O'Hare ... Simon Haysmith
Naomi Battrick ... Marina Haysmith / Sylvia Randolph
Ruairi O'Connor ... Simon Haysmith / Mac Randolph
Eva Röse ... Detective Sergeant Agneta Hoglund (as Eva Rose)
Lukas Loughran ... Detective Evert Ridderwall
Dylan Devonald Smith Dylan Devonald Smith ... Pieter Holl (as Dylan Devonald-Smith)
Sallie Harmsen ... Nienke Holl
Orla O'Rourke ... Nancy
Christopher Pizzey ... Charles Hardwick
Tim Ahern ... Bill Brown


New York detective Jacob Kanon has a daughter. A beautiful, talented daughter who is brutally murdered as she honeymoons in blissful ignorance. Soon after, the strangest of postcards arrives on the desk of Swedish art critic Dessie Larsson... Across Europe, couples are being ruthlessly butchered in deliberate acts of violence with no end in sight. The only clues, are picture postcards sent to seemingly random journalists by a narcissistic killer, heralding the next horrific crime. Seen from the joint perspective of both the hunted and the hunters, THE POSTCARD KILLINGS digs deep into the most frightening aspects of the human psyche, drawing Jacob and Dessie into a nightmare from which there might be no escape. As the narrative explodes with operatic ferocity, our protagonists find themselves with an impossible choice to make. Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Thriller


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Dakota Fanning was originally cast as Dessie Larson but dropped out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »


At 39:20 Joachim Król and Jeffrey Dean Morgan sit outside a building labeled: "Kunstmuseum München" ("Art Museum Munich"). While Munich features a fair amount of art museums, none of them feature the generic name: "Kunstmuseum München". See more »


Jacob Kanon: I want to know what was on the postcard.
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Too generic and cliché movie with poor direction from Danis Tanovic are making this thriller not worth seeing it
5 April 2020 | by akcenatSee all my reviews

"The Postcard Killings" isn't that bad, especially in the first half of the movie, but towards the end there is a big lack of tension and suspense, which isn't a good sign for a thriller. Some of the illogical decisions literally leave you scratching your head. Strangely enough, the movie often times feels like a over-simplistic drama rather than the thriller. At the end, it is a disappointing film that did not live up to it's potential, struggling with pacing, miscasting and absurd motivations for the killings.

Rating: 5-

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13 March 2020 (USA) See more »

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