This slick Danish suspense is scripted by Nikolaj Arcel (the original The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and A Royal Affair) and based on the international bestselling crime-thriller of the same title.
After homicide detective Carl Morck leads a house-raid without backup, one of his partners is left paralysed, and the other dead. Part-punishment and part-therapy, Carl is reluctantly assigned to a new police unit to close cold cases from the past 20 years – “Department Q”. Along with his new partner Assad, Carl is expected to close 3 cases per week, a simple activity intended to consist of pushing paperwork. However, when the mis-matched partners begin work on the disappearance case of a female politician which was ruled a suicide, they uncover evidence that suggests otherwise and delve into a full blown investigation. As Carl and Assad proceed to unravel the shocking truth behind the mystery, they are forced to put their differences aside as the case becomes a breathless race against time.