Department Q – A Conspiracy Of Faith (Flaskepost fra P)

Department Q - A Conspiracy Of Faith (Flaskepost fra P) Denmark (2014) Dir. Hans Petter Moland Bringing the Department Q trilogy to a close is perhaps the darkest of the three films, which may sound like a tall order considering how brutal the first two - Keeper Of Lost Causes and The Absent One - … Continue reading Department Q – A Conspiracy Of Faith (Flaskepost fra P)

Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

Department Q - The Absent One (Fasandræberne) Denmark (2014) Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard This gruesome, sinuous slice of Nordic Noir is the second film in the Department Q series based on the novels of Jussi Adler-Olsen, following 2013’s Keeper Of Lost Causes. As is usually the case, the cast list gives fans a chance to play … Continue reading Department Q – The Absent One (Fasandræberne)

The Commune (Kollektivet)

The Commune (Kollektivet) Denmark (2016) Dir. Thomas Vinterberg In following up his last film, an English language version of Far From The Madding Crowd, Thomas Vinterberg not only returns to his native language but to his Dogme 95 roots with this adaptation of his own stage play Kollektivet, which is based on his firsthand experiences … Continue reading The Commune (Kollektivet)

Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (Snabba cash II)

Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (Snabba cash II) Sweden (2012) Dir. Babak Najafi I wasn’t overly enamoured with the first film in this trilogy based on the novels by Jens Lapidus but I was enticed enough to check out the sequels. However, my memory of the first film is practically non-existent so I am … Continue reading Easy Money II: Hard to Kill (Snabba cash II)

The Keeper Of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret)

The Keeper Of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret) Denmark (2013) Dir. Mikkel Nørgaard It’s hard to believe that this dark and procedural crime thriller was directed by the same man who helmed the bad taste comedy Klown but stranger things have happened. Based on the novel Kvinden i buret by Jussi Adler-Olsen the plot is … Continue reading The Keeper Of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret)