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The Purity of Vengeance (2018)

Journal 64 (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 4 October 2018 (Denmark)
A series of mysterious disappearances in 2006 are eerily connected to the same institution.

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Christoffer Boe
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Carl Mørck
Fares Fares ... Assad
Johanne Louise Schmidt Johanne Louise Schmidt ... Rose
Søren Pilmark ... Marcus Jacobsen
Fanny Bornedal ... Nete (ung) (as Fanny Leander Bornedal)
Clara Rosager ... Rita
Luise Skov Luise Skov ... Gitte Charles
Amanda Radeljak ... Nour
Anders Hove ... Curt Wad (ældre)
Nicolas Bro ... Brandt
Elliott Crosset Hove ... Curt Wad (ung)
Birthe Neumann Birthe Neumann ... Nete (ældre)
Anders Juul ... Gunnar
Michael Brostrup Michael Brostrup ... Børge Bak
Marianne Høgsbro Marianne Høgsbro ... Beate Wad
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Two workmen make an alarming discovery in an older Copenhagen apartment: hidden behind a false wall are three mummified corpses, sitting around a dining table with one empty seat left. The case quickly ends up on the desk of Detective Superintendent CARL MØRCK and his assistant, ASSAD, and it is up to them to figure out, who the mummies are as well as who the fourth seat is meant for. Carl and Assad put all effort in to finding the tenant of the apartment and they end up finding clues tracing back to the notorious institution for 'wayward' girls on the island of Sprogø, where extreme neglect and medical experiments in forced sterilization are a part of everyday life. Even though the horrors of Sprogø are a closed chapter in Danish history, there are now people claiming the experiments have continued to go on up until today. Carl and Assad start a race against time to prevent new murders and attacks from happening.

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A series of mysterious disappearances in 2006 are eerily connected to the same institution.


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Denmark | Germany

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Release Date:

4 October 2018 (Denmark) See more »

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Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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DKK39,000,000 (estimated)

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THE LATEST FROM DEPARTMENT Q DOES NOT DISAPPOINT, BUT PLAYS SAFE
9 July 2019 | by mjfhhhSee all my reviews

Department Q is a series of mystery novels by Dutch author Jussi Adler-Olsen about a group of detectives who investigate cold cases. In modern Copenhagen a sealed room is discovered in an old apartment building with four dead bodies positioned at the table. The murder had occurred so many years ago the bodies are mummified. There's one empty place left at the table.

Your enjoyment of the film is highly dependent on your love for the main characters. This is story number 4 and for those of us who have been on this journey for some years our detectives - sombre Carl and charismatic Assad have become our old friends. The narrative as usual switches between the past and the present. The flashbacks in Department Q films can be a bit boring and confusing, but not this time around. The story gallops forward at a high pace introducing many elements, some require serious suspension of disbelief, but the core message about women's suppression of the past and the present is loud and clear. There's also some action involved- again quite unusual for these series.

The movie is very atmospheric, Copenhagen is dark and mysterious and the women's institution in the flashbacks looks fabulously haunted. The mystery holds no big surprises but good acting, suspense and location is why you should check the movie out.

Now I am tempted to try the books, but Carl's and Assad's adventures still seem to be too politically correct for my liking.


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