The Purity of Vengeance (Kartoteka 64)

2018 | Denmark, Germany | NR | 118 min.


The Lyric Theatre Sun, Jul 21, 2019 7:00 PM
State Theatre Wed, Jul 31, 2019 9:00 PM
Film Info
Movies Around the Bay
Release Year:2018
Runtime:118 min.
Premiere Status:US Premiere
Production Country:Denmark
Original Language:Danish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Christoffer Boe
Produced by:Louise Vesth
Fabian Gasmia
Screenwriter:Bo Hr. Hansen
Nikolaj Arcel
Mikkel Nørgaard
Jussi Adler-Olsen
Cinematography:Jacob Møller
Editing By:Janus Billeskov Jansen
My Thordal
Cast:Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Fares Fares
Johanne Louise Schmidt
Søren Pilmark


A construction crew discovers three murder victims that have long been hidden behind a false wall in a seemingly abandoned apartment. The cold case is taken up by detective Carl Morck and his soon-to-be ex partner Assad, whose recent promotion to another department is a sore subject for the steely veteran cop. The investigation leads them to a now defunct institution for “troubled girls" and as the horrors of the past are revealed and the detectives push to find the truth, they uncover a monstrous doctor still practicing in ways that hit far too close to home for Assad. The final installment of the Department Q series, which has previously entralled TCFF audiences and produced the highest grossing Danish films ever (with this one surpassing them all), it’s a fast-paced, edge-of-your-seat thriller that checks all the boxes for fans of gritty mysteries.