The fourth and final instalment in the Nordic-noir “Department Q” series, helmed by Christoffer Boe, has been breaking the domestic box office. According to Danish Film Institute, The Purity of Vengeance (Journal 64) has sold 670,000 admissions after four weeks on the big screen. The film also had the biggest opening weekend ever.
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.
The cast also includes Fanny Leander Bornedal, Nicolas Bro, Vibeke Hastrup, Clara Rosager, Anders Hove and Elliott Crosset Hove. The Purity of Vengeance is produced by Zentropa producer Louise Vesth, and directed by Christoffer Boe from a screenplay by Bo Hr. Hansen, Nikolaj Arcel and Mikkel Nørgaard.