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by Mikkel Nørgaard


The Absent One reunites deputy detective superintendent Carl Mørck and his sidekick, Assad, of Copenhagen Police’s Department Q for “cases of special focus”. This time they investigate a 1994 murder case, in which two young twins were found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. The police first suspected a group of upper-class students from a nearby boarding school, and closed the case when a local outsider confessed and was convicted.

international title: The Absent One
original title: Fasandræberne
country: Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Mikkel Nørgaard
release date: DK 02/10/2014, DE 22/01/2015, HR 12/03/2015, HU 19/03/2015, FR 8/04/2015
screenplay: Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg
cast: Fares Fares, Pilou Asbæk, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, David Dencik, Danica Curcic, Søren Pilmark
cinematography by: Eric Kress
film editing: Morten Egholm, Frederik Strunk
art director: Rasmus Thjellesen
music: Patrik Andrén, Uno Helmersson, Johan Söderqvist
producer: Jonas Bagger, Louise Vesth, Peter Aalbæk Jensen
production: Zentropa Entertainments
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution, Discovery Film & Video Distribution, Wild Bunch Distribution, Vertigo Media