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Riders of Justice At Scandinavia House

Wed—7-28-2021
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Riders of Justice—Courtesy Magnet

WED—July 28—3 & 7 PM
$13 ($8 ASF Members)

On July 28 at Scandinavia House, see the hit new Danish crime thriller Riders of Justice /Retfærdighedens Ryttere (Denmark, 2021; dir. Anders Thomas Jensen)!

Hailed as a “thoughtful yet darkly comic Danish revenge thriller” (Washington Post), Riders of Justice stars Mads Mikkelsen as the recently-deployed Markus, who is forced to return home to care for his teenage daughter after his wife Emma is killed in what appears to be a tragic train accident. But when a survivor of the wrecked train surfaces claiming found play, Markus begins to suspect his wife was murdered. With the aid of his daughter and three eccentric interlopers who share his suspicions, Markus embarks on a mission to find those responsible. (116 min. In Danish with English subtitles.)

“Mads Mikkelsen goes berserk in this gleefully violent, yet gold‑hearted deconstruction of the revenge thriller”—NYTimes

“A pitch-black comedy about questions, coincidences and ideas that pile up faster than the body count”—Globe and Mail

Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online at the link above. Screenings will take place in Victor Borge Hall; ticket sales are capped at 80 per showing. Attendees are required to follow all Scandinavia House safety protocols, including presenting a Vaccination Card at the front desk to remove masks during the program and observing social distancing rules in signage. Please read our full safety protocols here.

About the Director

Award-winning Anders Thomas Jensen is one of Denmark’s most renowned screenwriters and directors. Jensen is known for his unique cinematic universe, the dark humor and
his collection of characters with many contrasts, and has directed the successful movies Men & Chicken (2015), Adam’s Apples (2005), The Green Butchers (2003) and the iconic Flickering Lights (2000). Anders Thomas Jensen has also been a screenwriter on a wide range of other Danish movies, including in collaboration with Susanne Bier, Lone Scherfig, Søren Kragh-Jacobsen and Nikolaj Arcel, and wrote the screenplay for Susannes Bier’s Love Is All You Need (2012) as well as the Oscar-winning In A Better World (2010) and the Oscar-nominated After The Wedding (2006).

Jensen is also the screenwriter of the films Daniel (2019), The Sun King (2005), Murk (2005), The Duchess (2008) and All For Two (2012). In 2003, he was awarded an honorary Bodil award for his collected contribution to Danish cinema through feature films in a range of genres after his breakthrough in 1999 as an Oscar winner for the short film Election Night following Oscar nominations for his first two short films, Ernst & The Light (1996) and Wolfgang (1997).

 
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