Department Q: The Purity of Vengeance: the fourth entry in the franchise, this time directed by Christoffer Boe, picks up where the previous entries left off: a sinister story set in a moody and dark world. The plot is, naturally, preposterous but it moves along at a nice pace as it branches between backstory and sub-plots. The two protagonists are given a bit of space to change from their archetypes, which is welcome. Nikolaj Lie Kaas is efficient as the overly serious, bitter head detective; he masters the angry scowl. Fares Fares as the more humane and caring half of the pair is also solid. Neither role asks for much, but they both deliver. The work of director of photography Jacob Møller, which gives the film its polished and sinister look, is crucial to set the mood.
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