Official Trailer for Danish Mystery Thriller 'The Purity of Vengeance'

September 5, 2018
Source: YouTube

The Purity of Vengeance Trailer

Time for a taste of some Danish mystery. Zentropa Entertainment has debuted the full official trailer for a Danish thriller titled The Purity of Vengeance, originally titled Journal 64. This film is about a series of mysterious disappearances in 1987 that are all eerily connected to the same person. The investigative thriller follows Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q, who try to figure out how a bunch of dead bodies are connected and who's behind everything. The Purity of Vengeance stars Fares Fares, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Nicolas Bro, Anders Hove, Søren Pilmark, and Elliott Crosset Hove. This looks very cool, a bit like The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo films or even Fincher's Se7en, but with some unique twists. I am curious to see more footage from this and check it out whenever it hits theaters outside of Denmark. Dig in.

Here's the first trailer (+ poster) for Christoffer Boe's The Purity of Vengeance, direct from YouTube:

And here's the original teaser trailer for The Purity of Vengeance, aka Journal 64, also found on YouTube:

The Purity of Vengeance Poster

In an older apartment in Copenhagen, some craftsmen make a scary discovery: behind a fake wall they find three mummified bodies sitting around a dining table with a free space ready. Carl Mørck and Assad from Department Q now have to find out who the mummies are and for whom the fourth place is intended. They soon discover that the previous inhabitants of the apartment trace back to an infamous women’s hospital at Sprogø island, where attempts at forced sterilization were a regular part of the daily lives of the women who were brought to the hospital. The horror at the hospital is an overdue chapter in the history of Denmark, but there are people who say that the experiments are still up in our time. Carl and Assad start a race with time to prevent new murders and assaults. The Purity of Vengeance, originally titled Journal 64, is directed by Danish filmmaker Christoffer Boe, of the films Reconstruction, Allegro, Offscreen, Everything Will be Fine, Beast, and Sex, Drugs & Taxation previously. The screenplay is written by Mikkel Nørgaard, Bo Hr. Hansen, and Nikolaj Arcel, based on Jussi Adler-Olsen's novel. The film is set to open in Denmark in October this fall, but has no official US release dates yet. First impression? Thoughts?

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The nose knows.

DAVIDPD on Sep 5, 2018


Scandinavian darkness. Never enough of it. But I am kinda worried if there's anything else there...

shiboleth on Sep 6, 2018


I love this series and could not be more excited for the new film. See my reply below for more.

Makiki Martia on Sep 6, 2018


As said below, thanks for those clues. Will look for it ...

shiboleth on Sep 7, 2018


Yeah initially I was intrigued by this until I saw the random mashups of imagery thrown at me with no rhyme or reason. Poor trailer indeed.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 6, 2018


Yeah, if the trailer is any reflection of the film, it's garbage lol.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 6, 2018


For some reason, Danish trailers tend to be terrible even for excellent films. I tried to link to a good trailer for the first 3 films but I guess that's not allowed. Look on YouTube to find them.

Makiki Martia on Sep 6, 2018


I've become a fan of Danish films through this series and, it's true, their trailers are terrible. I'm not sure why. It's inexplicable, like their humor, I guess. There are some good trailers on YouTube for the first three films. Here's a good one that includes all three of them:

Makiki Martia on Sep 6, 2018


Wow. That was LEAGUES better! Thanks for sharing.

THE_RAW_ on Sep 7, 2018


There are three previous "Department Q" films with the same characters which can all be seen on Netflix. All three were the most popular films in Denmark in the years they were released. I'd suggest watching them in order because the growing relationship between the two leads is one of the most important aspects of the through-story. They are: The Keeper of Lost Causes, The Absent One and A Conspiracy of Faith. Nikolaj Lie Kaas is a major Danish movie star and an extraordinary actor in both drama and comedy. Fares Fares is a rising international actor who brings a much needed warmth and charm to these films. For those who have seen the previous films, the conflict shown in the trailer between Carl and Assad is heartbreaking. The cold case mysteries are all quite creepy and intriguing, the detective work is satisfying, the direction is very stylish and the action builds surprisingly. I don't think you'll be disappointed to have discovered this series.

Makiki Martia on Sep 6, 2018


For those who have seen the previous films, the conflict shown in the trailer between Carl and Assad is heartbreaking.
Heartbreaking indeed, but frankly not surprising. The first three films have similar interactions between them (mainly over Carl's inability to connect and his issues with Assad's faith) that the reference letter he wrote for Assad reads like the natural culmination between them. Carl has been like a ticking bomb in the first three films and if I understood the trailer correctly he will probably explode in the new film.

Nikolaos Skordilis on Feb 17, 2019


Watch this clip from the film: It has English subtitles.

thepinkdragonflies on Feb 18, 2019


I heard this is the best film of the Department Q series so far, and it's been a damn fine series. I also heard the first three films are naturally leading to this film, which thus might be the last film. I can't wait to see this!

Nikolaos Skordilis on Feb 17, 2019


It is the last Department Q film with these actors because the author of the books didn't think they were right for the parts and wouldn't give permission for more films with them after this fourth one. It's my understanding that there will be more Department Q films but with a new cast. Too bad, because these guys were awesome.

thepinkdragonflies on Feb 18, 2019

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