First Look At Department Q Movie The Marco Effect

A trailer and revised release date have been revealed for The Marco Effect (Marco Effekten), adapted from the fifth instalment in the Department Q novels by Jussi Adler-Olsen.

Directed by Martin Zandvliet, The Marco Effect follows Detective Inspector Carl Mørck (Ulrich Thomsen) and Assad (Zaki Youssef) as they investigate why 14-year-old Marco, a homeless gypsy boy, was found by the Danish border control to be in possession of a missing public servant’s passport.

The old case contains several suspicious elements: The public servant was accused of paedophilia shortly before he disappeared, and his case was closed unusually quickly. But the silent, traumatised Marco refuses to talk to them and it’s not long before he’s on the run from those who intend to kill him because of what he knows.

The Marco Effect fell victim to filming restrictions imposed in Prague this Spring due to the coronavirus pandemic, so was eventually completed in Copenhagen some months later. Unfortunately, this delay in production has meant that its Danish theatrical premiere has been moved from this October to 4th February 2021.