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      The Absent One

      2014 1 hr. 59 min. Crime Drama Mystery & Thriller List
      92% 12 Reviews Tomatometer 68% 250+ Ratings Audience Score Detectives race to find a possible witness to a 20-year-old double homicide before the killers get to her. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Jul 27 Buy Now

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      Audience Member Great acting. A nasty story that you can't look away from. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/01/23 Full Review Audience Member What's nice about the Q series is the "whodunnit" aspect is elusive and complicated, but well told. A prep school girl is manipulated in the death of some twins that would ruin some prep boys' futures. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member A major problem also in Danish film is the overuse of certain actors, basically the same 10 - 20 people playing a more or less leading role in just about all the films, and in particular those productions that run off with most of the financial support and general expocure. It's also primarily the same directors and producers behind, as if they all have gained some kind of monopoly right to totally dominate the industry. It's not healthy and having done maybe one or two great performances, perhaps few other good ones, doesn't mean it gets very good every time, on the contrary. Most likely there are others who can execute great stuff, but they just don't get the chance. There is also a limit to how credible one becomes, especially for those actors who create their characters with the same face, the same voice and the same damn style of acting for the 20th time around or more, not even trying a makeup effort or another hairstyle. One actor stands out, but his character dies very early on. These people eat just about the whole cake and it's only because of their names have become household, no wonder, since they have been exposed to the extreme. In Danish film they have even imported the same category of Swedish actors, as if to ease on this inflational inbreed, and some of them can't speak Danish fluently. In The Absent One, or Fasandræberne, it takes only about four minutes, with intro, to carry out all the aspects mentioned, with at least four actors of this kind, and it even includes obvious poor acting and a fundamental directing/editing flaw, the latter slightly repeated within just another four minutes. That's all it took to kill this film, and though some young and new faces following seems refreshing, it doesn't get any better, maybe worse, due to less convincing acting. Says something about the casting prosess, and probably the direction. Must be annoying for those who may have created a plot that's not that bad or did a proper job with the screenwriting. Abandoning being critical to people's perfomances only because they have become famous is a both public and professional disease, whether it's in a small environment like the Danish or anywhere else. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review angelo k Gonna be honest. After reading the book I thought that this film could be an absolute blast. And it wasn't. The plot is NOT the book in any way. Although though you can't reject that they know how to thrill things up and catch one, even if I was really disappointed by its adaption. Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review richard i Much more coherent and tightly plotted than the terrible book on which it is based, and certainly played and produced to an extremely high standard, but still suffers from a credulity issue, with simplistic characterisation which struggles to convince. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Audience Member Nothing original, but good nontheless. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/21/18 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Michael Rechtshaffen Los Angeles Times Another unsavory journey into contemporary Denmark's seamier underbelly. Jun 23, 2016 Full Review Ken Jaworowski New York Times Mikkel Norgaard, the director, propels the story by smartly sticking to the formula he used in the previous film: hints of menace, gorgeously shadowed shots and long flashbacks. Jun 16, 2016 Full Review Noel Murray AV Club Although each of the first three films tells a full, discrete story, they work best cumulatively, as the ongoing adventures of one cranky, conscientious cop. Rated: B+ Jun 16, 2016 Full Review Kevin Harley Total Film Lie Laas' furrowed lead and Nrgaard's taut orchestration of flashback-pumped plotting help flesh out old clichs - at least until the climax takes a glum turn for the overwrought. Rated: 3/5 Jan 2, 2017 Full Review MaryAnn Johanson Flick Filosopher [A] grim treat, mining suspense and urgency from intensely plotted dual timelines of brutal criminality. A must for fans of rumpled, cynical, bitter detectives. Apr 15, 2016 Full Review Gloria Daniels-Moss HeyUGuys This compelling sequel makes for a nail biting murder mystery that skilfully presents a relatively clichd story that we have all seen countless times before in a unique manner. Rated: 4/5 Apr 11, 2016 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis Detectives race to find a possible witness to a 20-year-old double homicide before the killers get to her.
      Director
      Mikkel Nørgaard
      Executive Producer
      Wolfgang Feindt, Peter Nadermann
      Screenwriter
      Nikolaj Arcel, Rasmus Heisterberg, Jussi Adler-Olsen
      Production Co
      Zentropa Entertainments
      Genre
      Crime, Drama, Mystery & Thriller
      Original Language
      Danish
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Dec 10, 2016
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