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Marina Antunes [Celluloid 06.14.13] Denmark thriller crime

Though I've yet to see Mikkel Norgaard's breakout comedy Klown, the director's follow-up caught my attention not because of his involvement but that of Nikolaj Lie Kaas, the Danish star who impressed in last year's Mad Ship (review).

The Keeper of Lost Causes is the first in what is hoped to be a series of films based on Jussi Adler-Olsen's "Department Q" series which features a "deeply flawed" chief detective named Carl Morck who used to be one of Copenhagen's best detectives until he nearly died in a gunfight. He's surprised to get a promotion, until he realises that it's a job working the cold case files. It's there that he finds interest in a five year old case about a missing politician.

The novel was adapted for the screen by Nikolaj Arcel who has good experience with these types of stories, having adapted Stieg Larsson's "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" a few years back.

The first teaser for The Keeper of Lost Causes is very short and doesn't provide much in the way of story, heck it doesn't even feature Kaas who plays the story's protagonist, but it's an effective introduction. The movie is scheduled to open domestically on October 3rd with, hopefully, an international release next year.

Via Deadline

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Beppe (8 years ago) Reply

Looks interesting, the strange structure could be an hyperberic chamber.

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