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The Keeper of Lost Causes

Following a promo screening in Berlin last week, buyers have flocked to TrustNordisk to secure the rights to the upcoming adaptation of Jussi Adler-Olsen’s bestselling book THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES and its sequels.

Written by: Lena Juhl Seidelin / TrustNordisk

THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES, which will be released later this year as the first film in the upcoming franchise based on the books by Jussi Adler-Olsen, has been sold to the UK (Arrow Films), Australia and New Zealand (Madman Entertainment), and Czech Republic (Aerofilms). Furthermore, Poland (Kino Swiat), Russia (Silverbox) and China (HGC Entertainment) have acquired all four upcoming films in the franchise.

Previously announced deals include: Benelux (Lumiere), Germany and Austria (NFP) and Switzerland (Frenetic Films).

"We're thrilled to be on board with the launch of the Department Q franchise and we look forward to bring such an exciting Nordic thriller to UK/ Eire audiences. The pedigree from all the production team is at such a high standard and again it's wonderful to be continuing our excellent relationship with the team at TrustNordisk", says Tom Stewart, Head of Acquisitions at Arrow Films.

"The interest for this Scandinavian thriller franchise is incredible and since the promo screening last week, demand has been massive. We are thrilled that international distributors share our strong belief in THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES and its upcoming sequels", says Rikke Ennis, CEO at TrustNordisk.

Based on the first book in Jussi Adler-Olsen's bestselling thriller series about Department Q THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES tells the story of the two policemen Carl Mørck and Assad who become involved in a five-year-old case concerning a missing woman, Merete. Soon Carl and Assad are on a journey through Scandinavia's darkest corners to find a psychopathic killer.

Starring Nikolaj Lie Kaas (ANGELS & DEMONS, 2009) and Fares Fares (SAFE HOUSE, 2012 and ZERO DARK THIRTY, 2013) THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES is directed by Mikkel Nørgaard (KLOWN, 2010) and with screenplay by Academy Award ® nominee Nikolaj Arcel who wrote and directed A ROYAL AFFAIR (2012) and also wrote the script for THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO (2009).

THE KEEPER OF LOST CAUSES is produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa Entertainments20 in co-production with Zentropa Entertainments Berlin and ZDF Enterprises with support from The Danish Film Institute, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Eurimages, Nordic Film & TV Fund and Allerød Kommune in co-operation with TV2 Denmark, NFP Distribution Germany, Film i Väst and TV2 Norway. Developed with support from The MEDIA Programme of the European Union.