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The Purity of Vengeance

Christoffer Boe, Denmark, 2018

118 min.ThrillerDK/Feature

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.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards Library
Danish title Journal 64
Other titles The Purity of Vengeance
Director Christoffer Boe
Screenplay Bo hr. Hansen, Mikkel Nørgaard, Nikolaj Arcel
Producer Louise Vesth
Director of Photography Jacob Møller
Composer Mikkel Maltha, Leslie Ming
Casting Anja Philip
Appearances Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Johanne Louise Schmidt, Søren Pilmark
Production country Denmark,Germany
Subtitles Yes
Audio description No
Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S
International sale Zentropa Entertaintments20 ApS / Filmbyen 22 / 2650 Hvidovre
Danish theatrical release 04.10.2018
Cinemas
Comment The fourth instalment in Zentropa’s Department Q franchise based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s best-selling novels.
DFI subsidy Markedsordningen
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15

Companies

Production companies Zentropa Entertainments
Co-producer Film i Väst
With support from Det Danske Filminstitut, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Nordmedia, FilmFyn
In colaboration with TV2 Danmark, ZDF German Television Network, ZDF Enterprises, NFP, TV4 Sverige, TV 2 Norge
Domestic distribution Nordisk Film Distribution A/S

Direction

Direction Christoffer Boe
1st assistant director Peter Hingebjerg
2nd assistant director: Germany Frederike Karsch
Continuity Karina Skovgaard
Continuity Sedsel Andersen
Casting Anja Philip
Casting: extras Anita Juel Lystbæk
Casting: extras Anne Magnér
Consultant Steen Holger Hansen
Consultant Kim Ekstrand
Consultant Leif Toft Jakobsen
Consultant Carsten Egø Nielsen

Script

Screenplay Bo hr. Hansen
Screenplay Mikkel Nørgaard
Screenplay Nikolaj Arcel

Production

Producer Louise Vesth
Co-producer Fabian Gasmia
Executive producer Marie Louise Gade
Executive producer Peter Aalbæk Jensen
Co-producer Jonas Bagger
Co-producer: Sweden Lizette Jonjic
Co-producer: Sweden Madeleine Ekman
Line producer: Germany Urte Amalie Fink
Associate producer Ida Harder
Line producer Mouns Overgaard
Production manager: Germany Ilja Leptihn
Production manager Liva Prescott
Production assistant Nicolai Arnholm
Production assistant Stine Vesterskov
Production assistant Melitta Capolei
Production coordinator: Germany Silke Sander
Location manager: Germany Philipp Pemöller
Location manager: Germany Markus Kadl
Location manager Søren Dahl
Post-producton coordinator Line Plougbæk
Junior producer Jakob Langkjær
Producer's assistant Stine Vesterskov Laursen
Producer's assistant Camilla Hagen Albrechtsen
Producer's assistant Mikkel Andreas Smidt
Producer's assistant Katrine Reidar Larsen
Post-production manager Tine Clasen

Cinematography

Cinematographer Jacob Møller
DIT: Germany Mira Thu Iversen Lauge
Steadicam Karsten Jacobsen
Steadicam operator: Germany Mike Nielsen
Camera operator Nicholas Bluff
Camera assistant Jonathan Bruun Borring
Behind the scenes shooting Michael Sandager
Behind the scenes shooting Søren Høy

Stills

Still photographer Henrik Ohsten

Electrical dept.

Gaffer Stephan Rother
Best boy Stine Hein
Best boy Kenneth Andersen
Assistant lighting technician Kristoffer Bruhn
Assistant lighting technician Peter Assmann
Electrician assistant Ulrik Gani

Editing

Editor My Thordal
Editor Janus Billeskov Jansen
Avid supervisor Lárus Ren Gudbjörnsson
B-editor Martin Bønsvig Wehding
Assistant editor Amalie Harriet Marquard Otzen
Trailer editor Morten Højbjerg

Music

Composer Anthony Lledo
Composer Mikkel Maltha
Music supervisor Mikkel Maltha
Music supervisor Leslie Ming

Production design

Production designer Nikolaj Danielsen
Production designer Seth Turner
Property master: Germany Kay Kulke
Illustrator Rasmus Thjellesen
Set dresser Lene Ejlersen
Assistant set dresser Pernille Nydal Henriksen

Wardrobe

Costume designer Pernille Holm
Costume on set Emilie Bøge Dresler
Costume assistant Anna Carli Holmgren
Costume assistant Rikke Simonsen
Costume assistant Nathalie Holt Olsen
Costume assistant Anja Søgaard Christiansen

Makeup

Makeup designer Nica Faas

Sound

Sound designer Morten Green
Sound designer Eddie Simonsen
Sound engineer Bernhard Joest
Boom operator Dan Isager Nielsen
B-sound designer Lars Halvorsen
Foley artist Julien Naudin
Foley recordist Patrick Ghislain

Special effects

SFX supervisor Fred Feuerstein Braeutigam

Visual effects

Digital colorist Jeppe Bingestam
Technical supervisor Simon Lytting
Poster artwork Danni Riddertoft
Graphic design Jeppe Bingestam
Graphic design Tobias Røder
Graphic design Mikkel Lemvig

Stunt

Stunt coordinator (Sweden) Martin Zetterlund

Appearance

Carl Mørck Nikolaj Lie Kaas
Assad Fares Fares
Rose Johanne Louise Schmidt
Marcus Jacobsen Søren Pilmark
Nete (ung) Fanny Bornedal
Rita Clara Rosager
Gitte Charles Luise Skov
Nour Amanda Radeljak
Curt Wad (ældre) Anders Hove
Brandt Nicolas Bro
Curt Wad (ung) Elliott Crosset Hove
Nete (ældre) Birthe Neumann
Gunnar Anders Juul
Børge Bak Michael Brostrup
Beate Wad Marianne Høgsbro
Mie Nørvig Vibeke Hastrup
Mette Trine Pallesen
Else Munk Nastja Arcel
Simone Jela Natius Abildgaard
Tage Sofus Rønnov
Nours veninde Asil Al-Asadi
Nours far Ulas Kilic
Louise Camilla Lau
Retsmediciner Susan A. Olsen
Fisker Joen Højerslev
Løneberg Anders Nyborg
Netes far Henrik Vestergaard
Ejendomsadministrator Lado Hadzic
Håndværker 1 Anders Brink Madsen
Håndværker 2 Lennart Falk
Politibetjent Jesper Groth
Journalist Elisabeth Thiis
Rocker Jan Brandi
Tekniker Per Tofte Nielsen
Sygeplejerske Regitze Estrup
Sygeplejerske Danevang Pi Svenstrup
Receptionist 1 Wanda Perdelwitz
Receptionist 2 Maria Esther Lemvigh
Køkkendame Clara Sanvig
Pige - Sprogø 1 Johanne Bie
Pige - Sprogø 2 Johanne Bie
Fodgænger Lars Phister
Nyhedsvært Poul Erik Skammelsen
Nyhedsvært Karin Cruz Forsstrøm

Festival screenings

Festival Festival date
Cinemateket 2019-01-01
Lithuania Scanorama Film Forum 2018-11-08
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 2018-10-30
SITGES Festival Internacional de Cinema Fantàstic of Catalonia 2018-10-05
Busan International Film Festival 2018-10-04
Hamburg FilmFest GmbH 2018-09-27
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Reviews and articles

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Type Source Author Date
Interview Børsen Nordskilde, Henrik 2018-10-18
Interview BT Brandi, Eva Maria 2018-10-05
Anmeldelse Børsen Dürr, Morten 2018-10-05
Anmeldelse Weekendavisen Green Jensen, Bo 2018-10-05
Anmeldelse Berlingske Tidende Lindberg, Kristian 2018-10-04
Anmeldelse Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Vandrup, Frederik Asschenfeldt 2018-10-04
Anmeldelse Politiken Skotte Christensen, Kim 2018-10-04
Anmeldelse BT Brunstrøm, Thomas 2018-10-04
Anmeldelse Ekstra Bladet Queitsch, Henrik 2018-10-04
Anmeldelse Information Bjørnkjær, Kristen 2018-10-04
Interview BT West Madsen, Fie 2018-09-23
Varia Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten Enggaard, Michael 2018-09-23
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Munk-Petersen, Trine 2017-01-02
Artikel Berlingske Tidende Larsen, Jakob M 2016-08-09