There is now less than two months until the premier of this year's most anticipated Danish cinema film: A Conspiracy of Faith.
The film is Zentropa's third film in the series about Carl Mørck and his assistant Assad, the two investigators from department Q. And today, fans and audience can watch the official trailer.
The trailer introduces Carl and Assad's trembling and nerve-racking hunt for two kidnapped children and the trailer reveals that the film will contain a lot of action, suspense and drama.
Watch the trailer here.
A film about faith - and the lack of it
A Conspiracy of Faith is directed by Norwegain Hans Petter Moland, and the film centers around one of the central themes in life:
"A Conspiracy of Faith is about faith – and the lack of faith. It is a story about colleagues that have never talked about their private opinions on religion and life perspectives. Suddenly, their private opinions become important in the investigation" says Hans Petter Moland and continues;
"The film moves between religious and economic classes. It becomes an arena for the meeting between people living parallel realities in a modern European society.
About a very religious and new lower class in the outskirts of Denmark, ignored and neglected by the remaining society".
The screen adaption of The Keeper of Lost Causes and The Absent One became huge cinema successes in Denmark. The Keeper of Lost Causes sold 724.000 tickets and The Absent One 768.000 tickets. Both films were the most watched cinema films in Denmark in 2013 and 2014, respectively.
The siblings Samuel and Magdalena that have grown up in a religious congregation in Denmark suddenly disappear. At the same time an 8 year old message in a bottle appears at Københavns Politigård revealing a cry for help from an imprisoned boy.
Carl Mørck and his assistant Assad from Department Q quickly realize that there is a connection between the two cases. They manage to find their way to the religious society and follows a lead to a man with a yearlong trail of kidnapping and murders.
Murders that never have been reported, since he allegedly kidnaps two children from very religious families, kills one of the children and hereafter demand silence and a large ransom for the other child.
The time is short and in the hunt to find the children before it is too late Carl Mørck realizes that faith is closely linked to life and death.
New and old names
Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares and Johanne Louise Schmidt are once again found among the cast as respectively Carl Mørck, Assad and Rose. It is also another meeting with Søren Pilmark as Marcus Jacobsen, while Jakob Oftebro (1864, Guldkysten) is new in the role as Pasgård. Pål Sverre Hagen (Thor Heyerdahl in the Oscar nominated cinema success Kon-Tiki) is new as the scary man who calls himself Johannes. Jacob Lohman (Kapgang, Forbrydelsen, Klumpfisken, Norskov) and Amanda Collin (Ækte vare, For det fælles bedste) plays the parents, Elias and Rakel, to the children who have disappeared without a trace.
Hans Petter Moland has previously directed In Order of Disappearance (2014) and A Somewhat Gentle Man (2010), among others. The script is written by Nikolaj Arcel who also wrote the manuscript of the two previous film successes, The Keeper of Lost Causes (2013) and The Absent One (2014).
The film is produces by Zentropa in collaboration with TV 2 Danmark, ZDF German Television Network, ZDF Enterprises, TV4 Sverige, TV 2 Norge and in co-production with Film Väst. With support from Det Danske Filminstitut / Markedsordningen, Eurimages, Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Norsk filminstitutt, Nordisk Film & TV Fond and Filmförderungsanstalt, together with development support from the Media program.
The budget is DKR 39.5 million and the film is distributed by Nordisk Film Distribution in Scandinavia, while the international sale is conducted by TrustNordisk.