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The Purity of Vengeance

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  • Country:Danska
  • Director:Christoffer Boe
  • Year:2018
  • Duration:119'
  • Actors:Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Fares Fares, Johanne Louise Schmidt


Two workmen make an alarming discovery in an older Copenhagen apartment: hidden behind a false wall are three mummified corpses, sitting around a dining table with one empty seat left. The case quickly ends up on the desk of Detective Superintendent Carl Mørck and his assistant, Assad, and it is up to them to figure out, who the mummies are as well as who the fourth seat is meant for. Carl and Assad put all effort in to finding the tenant of the apartment and they end up finding clues tracing back to the notorious institution for 'wayward' girls on the island of Sprogø, where extreme neglect and medical experiments in forced sterilization are a part of everyday life. Even though the horrors of Sprogø are a closed chapter in Danish history, there are now people claiming the experiments have continued to go on up until today. Carl and Assad start a race against time to prevent new murders and attacks from happening.

About the director

Christoffer Boe was born in Copenhagen and studied at the National Film School of Denmark. His first feature film, „Reconstruction“ (2003), won the Camera d'Or at Cannes and the Grand Prix FIPRESCI Award for Best New Director at the San Sebastian International film festival. His other features include „Allegro“ (2005), „Offscreen“ (2006), „Everything Will Be Fine“ (2010), „Beast“ (2011), and „Sex, Drugs & Taxation“ (2013).

Screening schedule

  • 07.07.2019.

    Hrvatski dom Vukovar


Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • Bobi
  • Turistička zajednica Vukovarsko-srijemske zajednice
  • Elatus
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Alatir
  • Vukovarsko pivo
  • PBZ

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