Henley Standard Property
HOME

Date:

Order your copy Advertise with us! HENLEY PAGES
Delivering the news from Henley on Thames and South Oxfordshire for over 100 years
  News     Sport    Celebrity   What's On Regulars Community Info Henley Standard TV Lifestyle Property Jobs Classifieds Gallery Trade
                               Follow us    Follow us    Newsfeed Search the Henley Standard  
Nordic noir thriller with a chilling tale
Published 01/09/14



ANOTHER black, compelling thriller from the Scandi-noir stable is released in UK cinemas this week.

The Keeper of Lost Causes,filmed in Danish with English subtitles, has a great pedigree. It is the first in the ‘Department Q’ series, written by Danish author Jussi Adler-Olsen and was adapted by The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo screenwriter, Nikolaj Arcel.

The novel, first published in 2007, was translated for English-speaking audiences and reached the New York Times’ bestseller list.

It charts the story of a, predictably, grumpy cop Carl Mørck who is sidelined to file cold cases in Department Q after a fatal shoot-out leaves one partner dead, another paralysed and his colleagues blaming him for their deaths.

To complete the cliché, Mørck has an ex-wife by virtue of being married to the job and is unpopular with the powers that be for his maverick attitude.

Cue cheery sidekick, Swedish actor Fares Fares who plays Mørck’s assistant Assad. Unlike his boss, he sees his new appointment as an opportunity to impress.

Before long the unlikely duo are relaunching the five year-old investigation into the disappearnce of politician Merete Lynggaard, who was last seen falling from a ferry, having left her disabled younger brother on board and is presumed a suicide victim.

The ensuing drama is partly told in layers of flashback and from multiple viewpoints as the detectives begin to scratch Denmark’s polished surface to reveal a dark world of abuse and malice. The film loses some of its suspense in giving away much of what has happened to Merete, played by Sonja Richter, in the intervening years since her disappearance. But, regardless, The Keeper of Lost Causes hurtles on to its dramatic, if not a little formulaic, conclusion.

With several novels in the Department Q series, it seems we may be seeing more of this stereotypical bitter cop and his smiling partner.

PUBLISHED 01/09/14



 
MOST POPULAR
Armed police arrest wanted man in Shiplake
Red Lion Lawn contract may not be renewed
Car accident in Nettlebed shuts road
Sculpture completes roundabout makeover
Dead woman identified
Carer cheated our daughter
Councillor overcome by fumes
Village keen to see pub reopen
 
 
LATEST LIFESTYLE HEADLINES
Little things make a very big impression
Grab the classic car you always wanted
Looking after individual needs
Be adventurous in the bedroom - or office
Add character and value to your home
Aiming to develop well–rounded people
Vibrant education in an “Excellent” school
Inspiring children in a caring community
How a video could help sell your home
Abbey hunting ground
Magnificent medieval manor
Davis Tate egg winner
Latest Video View more from   Henley Standard TV
ADVERTISE WITH US
LATEST NEWS HEADLINES
I forgive our goalkeeper says Royals fan, 93
Deputy leader of SODC steps down
Car accident in Nettlebed shuts road
Armed police arrest wanted man in Shiplake
Fans flock to shop for Record Store Day
Top Videos
 
Most Popular
 
 
 
 
Higgs Group
HIGGS GROUP
Tel: 01491 419400
www.higgsgroup.co.uk
HENLEY PAGES
Tel: 01491 419419
www.henleypages.com
HIGGS PRINTING & DESIGN
Tel: 01491 149429
www.higgsprinitng.co.uk
HIGGS OFFICE SUPPLIES
Tel: 01491 419499
www.higgsofficesupplies.co.uk
HENLEY LIFE MAGAZINE
Tel: 01491 419449
www.henleylife.co.uk
  HIGGS GROUP, Caxton House, 1 Station Road, Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, RG9 1AD. Telephone (01491) 419400  
© Higgs & Co (Printing) Limited 2012  |  Registered in England number 1418717