One of the elements that distinguishes the remarkable crime novels of Jussi-Adler Olsen is a distinct quirkiness of their vision, and it is very much a literary vision (albeit filtered through translation for English speakers); it is also, inevitably, one of the most difficult elements for which to find a cinematic equivalent, and it is to the director Mikkel Nørgaard’s credit that that it is something that has been largely accomplished here; ensuring that the film is not a simple generic crime movie but something more complex and interesting. The writer himself kept a close watch on the film’s screenplay, and the results have undoubtedly paid off. (Nikolaj Lie Kaas is distinctive as the author’s copper Carl Morck) — The Keeper of Lost Causes, apart from pleasing a film audience may well help Jussi Adler-Olsen achieve the kind of sales in the UK that he already enjoys in Germany and the Scandinavian territories.

The Keeper of Lost Causes Mikkel Nørgaard, director

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