Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes)
Kvinden i buret (The Keeper of Lost Causes) (2013)

Police inspector Carl Mørck is put in charge of a department of cold cases, joined only by his assistant, Assad. They dig into a case about a disappeared woman.

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Critic Score: 67% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Trevor Johnston
Time Out

The usual Nordic Noir garnishings of furrowed seriousness, chilly visuals and grim subject matter add a dash of flavour to this plodding crime procedural but still fail to enliven it.

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Michelle Devereaux
The Skinny

It sleepwalks through an icky narrative that could have been lifted from any slick and soulless television crime drama.

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Geoffrey Macnab
Independent (UK)

A grim story involving a missing woman is competently told, but there is no disguising the utterly routine nature of the material.

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MaryAnn Johanson
Flick Filosopher

[A] grim treat, mining suspense and urgency from intensely plotted dual timelines of brutal criminality. A must for fans of rumpled, cynical, bitter detectives.

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Martin Roberts
Fan The Fire

Another compelling Nordic mystery to unravel.

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Stefan Pape

Yet another example of fine cinema to come out of Scandinavia and while not quite as triumphant as fellow thrillers it remains an accomplished, commendable offering.

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John Lucas
Georgia Straight

The climax is ultimately predictable, but Nørgaard and writer Nikolaj Arcel do manage to ratchet up some tension in the final third.

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Rich Cline

Like the first episode of a finely crafted TV series you won't want to miss, this sharply involving Danish thriller introduces us to the mystery-solving duo of Department Q.

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Allan Hunter
Daily Express

Lovers of tense, twisted Scandinavian thrillers will want to seek out The Keeper Of Lost Causes, a pacy, well-crafted adaptation of the Jussi Adler-Olsen bestseller.

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Flixster Audience Score: 69% Flixster User Reviews
hawk ledge
Good crime story, rather ingeniously unravelled.