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The Keeper of Lost Causes

The Keeper of Lost Causes
  • 2013
  • Denmark/Germany/Sweden
  • 97 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Mikkel Nørgaard
  • Cast: Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter
  • Language: Danish/Swedish/Arabic
  • UK release: 29 August 2014

Carl (Kaas), a world-weary Danish detective, becomes obsessed with tracking down the missing and presumed-dead politician Merete (Richter). This late arrival to the Scandi-noir party is functional and somewhat superficial, with a lot of violence directed at women, but Kaas makes for an appealing protagonist.

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The Keeper of Lost Causes

26 Aug 20143 stars

Functional Danish thriller featuring appealing performances from Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares

Arriving very late to the Scandi noir party, The Keeper of Lost Causes is based on the best-selling novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen, the first in his Department Q series. The title’s original translation, ‘The Woman in the Cage’, gives a better indication of…

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