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THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE

by Christoffer Boe

synopsis

In an older apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery: behind a fake wall, they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who the mummies are and for whom the fourth place is intended. They soon discover that the previous inhabitants of the apartment trace back to an infamous women’s hospital at Sprogø island, where attempts at forced sterilization were a regular part of the daily lives of the women who were brought to the hospital. The horror at the hospital is an overdue chapter in the history of Denmark, but there are people who say that the experiments are still up in our time. Carl and Assad start a race with time to prevent new murders and assaults.

international title: The Purity of Vengeance
original title: Journal 64
country: Denmark
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2018
genre: fiction
directed by: Christoffer Boe
film run: 118'
release date: DK 4/10/2018, ES 14/12/2018
screenplay: Nikolaj Arcel, Bo Hr. Hansen, Mikkel Nørgaard
cast: Fares Fares, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Anders Hove, Elliott Crosset Hove, Fanny Bornedal, Søren Pilmark, Vibeke Hastrup, Diem Camille Gbogou, Anders Juul
cinematography by: Jacob Møller
art director: Seth Turner
music: Anthony Lledo, Mikkel Maltha
producer: Louise Vesth
co-producer: Fabian Gasmia
line producer: Mouns Overgaard
production: Zentropa Entertainments
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution
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