The Purity of Vengeance registra un debutto record al botteghino danese
di Vassilis Economou
- La quarta ed ultima puntata della serie Nordic-noir "Department Q", guidata da Christoffer Boe, ha avuto la più grande apertura per un film danese al box office locale
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Danish director Christoffer Boe has delivered probably the most eagerly awaited film in his country, and the figures certainly bear this out. The Purity of Vengeance [+leggi anche:
intervista: Elliott Crosset Hove
scheda film] is the fourth and final instalment in the “Department Q” franchise, the successful Nordic-noir film adaptations of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s crime novels. The film, which was released last week in Denmark, had the best opening for a Danish movie, with an impressive 215,052 admissions (including sneak-preview tickets) during the first weekend.
The Purity of Vengeance, which, like the previous films in the series, was produced by Zentropa, was released by Nordisk Film locally and opened in 135 cinemas nationwide, was also well received by local film critics, with some of them claiming that this is the best instalment in the series. The previous record opening was also for a Department Q film – more precisely, the third instalment, 2016’s A Conspiracy of Faith [+leggi anche:
scheda film], which opened with 207,669 admissions and sold over 700,000 tickets by the end of that year. Nor did the first two movies disappoint, as the first one, The Keeper of Lost Causes [+leggi anche:
intervista: Eugenio Mira
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As in the previous films, the lead duo comprises Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Criminal Commissioner Carl Mørck and Fares Fares as his assistant Assad, both of Department Q. In The Purity of Vengeance, they come across three mummified bodies in an old apartment in Copenhagen. The corpses are found sitting around a four-place table, but one seat is free. The investigators now have to identify the bodies and also to find out who the fourth free space might be intended for. Their search will bring them to a notorious women’s hospital on the island of Sprogø. The script was written by Bo Erhard Hansen, Nikolaj Arcel and Mikkel Nørgaard.
Regarding this successful launch, Zentropa producer Louise Vesth stated: “The Purity of Vengeance can be watched by anyone – even by those who haven’t read the book or seen the previous films. The fantastic opening figures are great news for us, and we are very happy and grateful.”
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