Riders of Justice review: Mads Mikkelsen heads the loony Danish action…
By Anders Thomas Jensen
150,000 admissions were sold on the opening weekend, making it the greatest opening weekend in Danish cinema of 2020 as well as the greatest opening of a Danish film since CHECKERED NINJA (2018)
The deployed military man Markus has to go home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. It seems to be plain bad luck - until the mathematics geek Otto shows up with his two eccentric colleagues, Lennart and Emmenthaler. Otto was also a passenger on the wrecked train. He is convinced someone must have been behind it. As the clues piles up, it becomes clear to Markus, it might have been a carefully orchestrated assassination, which his wife ended up being a random casualty of. Anders Thomas Jensen's new comedy is a modern fable about solidarity, the randomness of the universe ... and, well, the meaning of life.