Department Q: The Absent One (2014)

Not Rated   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery

Department Q: The Absent One (2014) Poster

The murder of young twins initially implicates a group of upper class students as the killers, though the case takes a turn or two from its starting point.




  • Beate Bille in Department Q: The Absent One (2014)
  • Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Danica Curcic in Department Q: The Absent One (2014)
  • Marie-Lydie Melono Nokouda in Department Q: The Absent One (2014)
  • Sarah-Sofie Boussnina in Department Q: The Absent One (2014)
  • Beate Bille in Department Q: The Absent One (2014)
  • David Dencik in Department Q: The Absent One (2014)

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7 April 2016 | BeneCumb
| Another solid Danish crime thriller, elevated by fine performances
For a decade a so, the term "Scandinavian crime" has been a sign of quality in the film world, and I have tried to watch them as much as possible - luckily it is no Bollywood... The film in question is the second one in line (after Kvinden i buret) where the detective duet Carl Mørck and Assad have to solve a felony happening over 20 years back, enabling to take a glance at the world of "Danish rich and spoiled". The tension is nicely there (although somewhat less than in the first film), and, in addition to as-usual fine performances by Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares as the leading characters, one can follow the talents of Pilou Asbæk and David Dencik who are also versatile character actors (plus Søren Pilmark in a small role).

So, unless you are fond of constant chases, explosions, shootings, etc., this film (with captious title) is a pleasant example of a crime thriller with mystery elements, where human attitudes and relations play the biggest part, and deducing is the main factor in solving crimes.

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Release Date:

June 2016


Danish, English, French

Country of Origin

Denmark, Germany, Sweden

Filming Locations

Copenhagen, Denmark

Box Office


DKK39,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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