BEYOND THE CRIME, BEYOND THE COVER-UP, LIES A DEADLY TRUTH.
After an incident that leaves his partner and friend fighting for his life in hospital, Copenhagen cop Christian Toft (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is trying to find the man responsible. Brian De Palma had a reportedly miserable experience working in Denmark and this mediocre thriller didn’t satisfy anyone. There are moments when his touch is evident, as in a roof-top chase early in the film and the climax in a bullfighting arena in Almería. But not even those Hitchcock-flavored moments bring life to a dreary story about international terrorism.
2019-Belgium-Denmark-France-Italy-Britain-The Netherlands. 89 min. Color. Directed by Brian De Palma. Screenplay: Petter Skavlan. Music: Pino Donaggio. Cast: Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Christian Toft), Carice Van Houten (Alex Boe), Guy Pearce (Joe Martin), Eriq Ebouaney, Thomas W. Gabrielsson, Paprika Steen.