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The Absent One (Fasandraeberne)2016

The Absent One (Fasandraeberne) (2016)

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In 1994 two young twins are found brutally murdered in a summer cottage. A number of clues point in the direction of a group of young upper class students from a nearby boarding school, but the case is closed as a local outsider pleads guilty and is convicted for the murders. When the case ends up on Carl Mørck's desk 20 years later, he soon realises that something is terribly wrong. As Carl and Assad start investigating the case, they are led on to an old emergency call from a desperate girl, Kimmie, who seems to know the secrets of the murders. But Carl and Assad will have to contend with a group of influential men at the top of society who will do all they can to keep Kimmie silent.

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Cast

Nikolaj Lie Kaas
as Carl Mørck
Søren Pilmark
as Marcus Jacobsen
Pilou Asbæk
as Ditlev Pram
David Dencik
as Ulrik Dybbøl
Marco Ilso
as Ditlev (young)
Beate Bille
as Thelma Pram
Morten Kirkskov
as Lars Bjorn
Phillip Stilling
as Ulrik (young)
Adam Ild Rohweder
as Bjarne (young)
Kristian Hogh Jeppesen
as Bjarne Thogersen
Hans Henrik Voetmann
as Henning Jorgensen
Dan Zahle
as Frank Helmond
Diana Axelsen
as Kassandra
Marco Ilsø
as Unge Ditlev
Ole Dupont
as Jæger
Emma Sehested Høeg
as Voldtægtsoffer
Peder Bille
as Tekniker i Albergs lejlighed
Kristian Høgh Jeppesen
as Bjarne Thøgersen
Michael Gade Thomsen
as Guest at a reception
Peter Damm-Ottesen
as Betjent i arkivet
Camilla Gottlieb
as Kvindestemme til alarmcentral
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Critic Reviews for The Absent One (Fasandraeberne)

All Critics (12) | Top Critics (5)

Another unsavory journey into contemporary Denmark's seamier underbelly.

June 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Mikkel Norgaard, the director, propels the story by smartly sticking to the formula he used in the previous film: hints of menace, gorgeously shadowed shots and long flashbacks.

June 16, 2016 | Full Review…

Although each of the first three films tells a full, discrete story, they work best cumulatively, as the ongoing adventures of one cranky, conscientious cop.

June 16, 2016 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
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An awful number of cliches are being ticked off here (the Fincher-esque lighting, the dogged and socially inept cop), but it's a diverting potboiler for crime drama completists.

April 7, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Tense right to the end.

April 4, 2016 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Lie Laas' furrowed lead and Nørgaard's taut orchestration of flashback-pumped plotting help flesh out old clichés - at least until the climax takes a glum turn for the overwrought.

January 2, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for The Absent One (Fasandraeberne)

Although "The Keeper of Lost Causes" was more than less disappointing, I decided to give this a chance for want of "Mystery/Suspense" flicks. While the performances are outstanding (with Nikolaj Kaas topping the list), the mystery/suspense element is absent here. The absence of plot twists was a major letdown. I'd rather describe it as an action thriller (that's not edgy enough, but better than its prequel).

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