Posted by: greercn | August 24, 2014

The Keeper Of Lost Causes (Kvinden i buret)

A very creepy, thoughtful and intelligent Scandi-noir thriller kept a huge audience in absolute silence at the Stratford East Picturehouse.

Poised in the same landscape as “The Bridge” and “The Wire” but sharing its cold-cases plot with “New Tricks”, I had to shield my eyes and peak through my fingers at key plot points.

In Danish with English subtitles, the cast and crew turned a brief 97-minute running time into an edge-of-your-seat fest.

I haven’t read the books this film is based on, but I will now as the Department Q setting is terrific.

You can argue about the traumas caused to all the key characters and the depiction of the Muslim detective, but you’ll want to see the next film, planned for next year.

See it, if your stomach can take painful depictions of violence and suffering, along with excellent characters and plotting.

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