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Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013)

Kvinden i buret (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 17 June 2016 (USA)
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Police inspector Carl Mørck is put in charge of a department of cold cases, joined only by his assistant, Assad. They dig into a case about a disappeared woman.

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Mikkel Nørgaard
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Nikolaj Lie Kaas ... Carl Mørck
Per Scheel Krüger Per Scheel Krüger ... Anker
Troels Lyby ... Hardy Henningsen
Øyvind B. Fabricius Holm Øyvind B. Fabricius Holm ... Død mand
Søren Pilmark ... Marcus Jacobsen
Divya Das Divya Das ... Nyhedsvært
Anne Bærskog Hauger Anne Bærskog Hauger ... Viggas Rasmussen (voice) (as Anne Hauger)
Fares Fares ... Assad
Sonja Richter ... Merete Lynggaard
Rasmus Botoft ... Tage Baggesen
Patricia Schumann ... Søs Norup
Marie Mondrup Marie Mondrup ... Helle Andersen
Mikkel Boe Følsgaard ... Uffe Lynggaard
Kenneth Carmohn Kenneth Carmohn ... Mand på færge
Michael Brostrup Michael Brostrup ... Børge Bak
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Storyline

Chief detective Carl Mørck and his assistant Assad become involved in a five-year-old case concerning the mystery of politician Merete Lynggaard's disappearance - a journey that takes them deep into the undercurrent of abuse and malice that lurks beneath the polished surface of Scandinavia. Written by Zentropa Productions

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A missing politician, a case reopened. See more »


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Country:

Denmark | Germany | Sweden | Norway

Language:

Danish | Swedish | Arabic

Release Date:

17 June 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes See more »

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Budget:

EUR5,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$13,656,380
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2.35 : 1
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Fares Fares, who lives in Sweden, had to learn Danish for the role of Assad. See more »

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The leader of the sanitarium tells the two main characters that Uffe was 8 years old when he had his brain injury in the car accident. But we are also told that Uffe was born on the 10th of may 1982 and that the accident, that gave Uffe his brain injury, happened on the 23rd of December 1988, making Uffe 6 when he got his brain injury. See more »

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Børge Bak: Do me a favour... if I get murdered... don't investigate my case
Børge Bak: Fuck You
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Followed by Department Q: The Absent One (2014) See more »

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5 Om Morgenen
Written by Nicholas Westwood Kidd (as Kidd) and Eloq (as Eloq)
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Tough, Dark, Raw and Atmospheric Nordic Noir Crime Thriller
12 January 2015 | by samsamaellynchSee all my reviews

The Keeper Of Lost Causes is a Usual Cop Flick, Old Fashioned Can Say..But There's More To It.. The Story Begins With Carl Morck(Nikolaj Lie Kaas) a Homicide Detective Who Rushes to Hunt down Bad-guys Without Any Backup, Crime Scene Gone HAYWIRE ..

Carl is Shot and Worse to Follow, He is Banished to a New Department Known As "DEPARTMENT Q" Located at the Basement.Carl Feels This Job is for The Retired Folks and shows his distress for his Position.

Carl Keeps a Stoney Face for Almost 95% of The Movie.He Dislikes His Assistant Assad at Department Q.. Moreover He HATES the coffee Prepared By Assad.. At Department Q The Duo Will have to Review and Close The Cases..

Carl Hooks Himself To a case about a Woman Who Vanished 5 Years Ago. And the Only Witness Is Her Brother who is Brain Damaged..

Carl Feels Its Strange and Reopens The CASE WITH HIS ASsad.. I Don't Want To Reveal Too Much in Regards With The Story line..

What Unravels Next Forms The Story. The Climax is Shot Well.. Tension Shown is Absolutely Great.

Cop Instincts To Watch Out For.....

Carl and ASSAD Now Team Up To Put Up A Cop Show Blending A Dark Version OF 22 JUMP Jump Street and The Other Guys And NO ROOM FOR Comedy..

Cinematography and Screenplay is to be appreciate.. Scandi noir is famous for being very mean and lean.. SO WHAT-ELSE TO EXPECT.

The Keeper of Lost Causes is a Routine Usual Cop Story With Some Very GOOD Twists and Moments..


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