By Ida Storm



Today, January 16th Zentropa has initiated the shooting of THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE on location in Hamburg, Germany. 


THE PURITY OF VENGEANCE will star the up-and-coming talents, Fanny Leander Bornedal and Clara Rosager, whereas one of the leading characters, the terrifying doctor Curt Wad, is to be played by Anders Hove (old Curt Wad) and Elliott Crosset Hove (young Curt Wad). Elliott Crosset Hove is a rising star of international proportions - his latest presence is in the 2017 Locarno select, WINTERBROTHERS (2017). 


The film is based on the fourth book in Jussi Adler-Olsen´s worldwide popular book-series about Department Q, with script by Bo Erhard Hansen (writer of The Art of Crying), Nikolaj Arcel (THE DARK TOWER, 2017; A ROYAL AFFAIR, 2011) and Mikkel Nørgaard (THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, 2013; THE ABSENT ONE, 2014). The film is directed by world-renowned director, Christoffer Boe whose first feature film, RECONSTRUCTION (2003), won the Camera d´Or at Cannes Film Festival 2003. 


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.


Produced by Zentropa Group in cooperation with TV 2 Danmark, ZDF German Television Network, ZDF Enterprises, TV4 Sverige, TV 2 Norge in co-production with Film i Väst. With support from Danish Film Institute/Market Scheme, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Nordmedia-Film-und Mediengesellschaft Niedersachsen/Bremen and developed with support from the Creative Europe Programme - Media of the European Union.


German distribution through NFP Marketing & Distribution. Nordic distribution through Nordisk Film Distribution. Local release is set for October 4th 2018.


To request an English language script, please contact sara@trustnordisk.com


For more information on the film, please click here.