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)

Ghost In The Shell

Ghost In The Shell (Cert 12A) US (2017) Dir. Rupert Sanders So, here we are with one of the more controversial films of the year - the live action version of the seminal Cyber Punk manga and anime franchise Ghost In Shell. There was always concern over how it will be handled, but the casting … Continue reading Ghost In The Shell

A War (Krigen)

A War (Krigen) Denmark (2015) Dir. Tobias Lindholm The title of this latest offering from the prolific Tobias Lindholm, the man who wrote The Hunt and directed the ultra tense A Hijacking, is a little nebulous in that there is more than one battleground hosting a conflict. Switching between Afghanistan and Denmark, we begin in … Continue reading A War (Krigen)

R: Hit First, Hit Hardest

R: Hit First, Hit Hardest Denmark (2010) Dirs. Tobias Lindholm & Michael Noer Sometimes when one particular film comes along and causes a stir, others will come along it is wake covering similar themes and either slips under the radar or be dismissed as a clone despite having equally superlative credentials in its own right. … Continue reading R: Hit First, Hit Hardest

A Hijacking

A Hijacking (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Arrow Films) Running time: 103 minutes approx. On the Indian Ocean Danish cargo ship the MV Rozen is hijacked by a group of Somali pirates. The leader of the pirates Omar (Abdihakin Asgar) makes a ransom demand of $15 million for the boat and the seven crew members. … Continue reading A Hijacking