Brian De Palma (2019)

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Scandi police procedural meets Homeland in this underpowered thriller from director Brian De Palma, which unfortunately does little justice to either. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) and Soren Malling (The Killing) play the Copenhagen cops whose routine investigation of a domestic dispute is the catalyst to a murky mystery involving the CIA (in the form of snarky Guy Pearce), an Isis terrorist cell and a brooding Libyan wild card (Eriq Ebouaney). Rumours of production troubles and re-edits mean this is not prime De Palma, though there are the director's obligatory nods to Hitchcock with a Vertigo-inspired rooftop chase and the life-or-death climax set in a packed Spanish stadium during a bullfight. The insistent score by regular De Palma collaborator Pino Donaggio (Dressed to Kill) may be channelling Bernard Herrmann but, at times, the music seems to belong to another film.


Copenhagen cop Christian Toft uncovers a terrorist cell after being inadvertently responsible for the death of his older partner, Lars. Hansen's quest for justice leaves his life in danger as he gets closer to the killer. Brian De Palma's crime thriller, starring Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Soren Malling and Paprika Steen.

Cast & Crew

Christian Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Joe Martin Guy Pearce
Alex Carice van Houten
Lars Hansen Soren Malling
Ezra Tarzi Eriq Ebouaney
Hanne Paprika Steen
Wold Thomas W Gabrielsson
Salah Al-Din Mohammed Azaay
Director Brian De Palma
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourGuidance: Violence, swearing, nudityAvailable on: DVD and Blu-ray