The Keeper of Lost Causes

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The Keeper of Lost Causes
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Theatrical release poster
Kvinden i buret
Directed byMikkel Nørgaard
Produced byPeter Aalbæk Jensen, Louise Vesth
Written byJussi Adler-Olsen
Screenplay byNikolaj Arcel
StarringNikolaj Lie Kaas
Fares Fares
Sonja Richter
Søren Pilmark
Music byPatrik Andren
Uno Helmersson
Johan Soderqvist
CinematographyEric Kress
Edited byMorten Egholm
Martin Schade
Release date
  • 31 January 2013 (2013-01-31) (GIFF)
  • 3 October 2013 (2013-10-03) (Denmark)

The Keeper of Lost Causes (Danish: Kvinden i buret), also known as Department Q: The Keeper of Lost Causes, is a 2013 Danish film, directed by Mikkel Nørgaard. The movie is based on the novel by Jussi Adler-Olsen. It is the first film in the Department Q series, followed by the 2014 film The Absent One, and the 2016 film A Conspiracy of Faith.

Plot[edit]

Carl Mørck is demoted to Department Q, the cold case unit, after a raid goes wrong. One case, a suspected suicide, piques his interest. His investigations suggest that the woman, a rising politician, was actually kidnapped. Mørck ruffles feathers, and is told to halt the investigation, but he and his colleague Assad continue.

A car crash leaves the children from two families without one or both parents and siblings. One of the children, a boy, grows up to seek revenge on a woman who as a girl caused the crash. The man blames the woman as she covered her dad's eyes as he was driving, which caused the crash.

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Release[edit]

The film was first shown at the Gothenburg Film Festival in January 2013, followed by several more film festivals before its cinema release in Denmark on 3 October 2013.[1] The film topped the local box office in 2013 with 725,000 Danish moviegoers buying tickets.[2]

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