Keeper of Lost Causes

There is no question: I have become enamored with Danish crime films. Tonight, I watched Department Q: Keeper of Lost Causes, a gritty thriller in which a troubled and troublesome homicide detective is punished for his bad behavior, after having been shot and nearly killed in a confrontation, by being assigned to a two-person department responsible only for sorting out and filing details about “cold cases.” The first case he selects is gripping, in the extreme, and commands the attention of the remainder of the film. After having watched the film, I went nosing about for reviews. I found this one, which I think offers the perfect synopsis and assessment. As I was reading the review, I got excited when I learned that the film I watched tonight is just one of a trilogy; perhaps I will seek out the remaining triplets tomorrow.

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