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The Keeper Of Lost Causes

4

Nørgaard's twisty thriller

Get your latest fix of Scandi noir with this punchy adaptation of the first novel in Jussi Adler-Olsen’s Department Q series, in which disgruntled Danish cop Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) picks up a forgotten case of a woman (Sonja Richter) who went missing five years ago. Needless to say, she’s still alive and enduring a fate that makes Lisbeth Salander’s life look like a bed of roses.

While the plot toys with credibility, director Mikkel Nørgaard (Borgen) conjures a squalid atmosphere – the stuff of real nightmares. This is so grimly compelling that even if you want to look away, you won’t be able to.

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