The Department Q Trilogy

SIFF Film Center
“Cold Case” meets Girl with the Dragon Tattoo in this riveting and utterly binge-able trilogy based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s international bestsellers. After a tragedy while on assignment, moody maverick detective Carl Mørck is relegated to filing in the cold cases department. But he can't resist digging into the unsolved mysteries, and with the help of his new partner Assad and secretary Rose, uncovers a series of shocking truths and nefarious twists that keep the suspense simmering.

Department Q Trilogy Pt 1: The Keeper of Lost Causes

September 16 - 22, 2016

Denmark | 2013 | 97 Minutes | Mikkel Nørgaard

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In this electrifying first chapter, hardboiled detective Carl Mørck is assigned to a newly created department of dead criminal cases. Although he receives explicit orders not to investigate them, Mørck becomes obsessed with the mystery of politician who disappeared from a passenger ferry, sending his new team on a journey into the dark underbelly of Scandinavian society.

Department Q Trilogy Pt 2: The Absent One

September 16 - 22, 2016

Denmark | 2014 | 121 Minutes | Mikkel Nørgaard

SIFF Film Center | Department Q Trilogy
A decades-old open-and-shut murder case involving a pair of twins doesn’t look quite so pat to the cold case detectives of Department Q, and pits them against some of the most powerful men in the country who will go to extremes to bury the truth.

Department Q Trilogy Pt 3: A Conspiracy of Faith

September 16 - 22, 2016

Denmark | 2016 | 112 Minutes | Hans Petter Moland

SIFF Film Center | Department Q Trilogy
A desperate message in a bottle, written in blood by a boy being held captive, leads the renegade detectives of Department Q to a shadowy religious community connected to a string of missing and murdered children.