Based on the best-selling novel ‘Mercy’ by Jussi Adler-Olsen*
Starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Sonja Richter
Directed by Mikkel Nørgaard
Based on the award-winning novel Mercy, the first of the bestselling Department Q crime fiction series by Jussi Adler-Olsen, THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES is a powerful and gripping thriller starring Nicolaj Lie Kaas (The Killing), Sonja Richter (The Homesman) and Fares Fares (Zero Dark Thirty, Safe House) from the screenwriter of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo.
Carl Mørck (Kaas) is a troubled detective who takes the fall when his partner is wounded during a routine operation. Reassigned to the newly created Department Q, a basement-bound job filing cold cases, he is allocated a new assistant, Assad (Fares), a smart young Muslim cop. Always one to go against orders, Mørck throws them headlong into the mystery of a politician’s disappearance (Richter) five years earlier. Believing the case to be unsolved, they embark on a dangerous journey that will uncover a shocking truth, leading to a thrilling and unforgettable climax.
From the producers of Nymphomaniac and A Royal Affair, THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES will be released in cinemas on August 29th, 2014.
*To coincide with the release of the film, Penguin will be re-issuing the original novel in the UK with the new title ‘The Keeper of Lost Causes’ (the original book title in the US).
The web trailer can be seen below -
UK release date: 29th August, 2014
Running time: 97 minutes
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