The Absent One

Director: Mikkel Norgaard (2016)

This moody Danish thriller has homelessness, rape, mental illness and murder plus teen drugs and sex.

A shame then the dour tone is a drag on momentum and the plot twists itself into the silliness of a revenge slasher flick.

Nikolaj Kaas and Fares Fares star as obsessive cop Carl and his laid back partner Assad. They’re dismissed in the precinct as the drunk and the Arab.

A suicide lead to them re-examine an old unsoved case of murdered school children.

They find a connection between the boarding school and current corruption in high society.

The split narrative flips between then and now with the flashbacks showing us layers of deceit and abuse, with potentially fatal consequences for the future.

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