The Purity Of Vengeance (Journal 64), the fourth film based on the Department Q series of books by Jussi Adler-Olsen, has smashed Danish box office records with 214,052 tickets sold during its opening weekend.
The film begins with a group of construction workers who make a terrifying discovery in an old Copenhagen apartment: behind a fake wall they find three mummified corpses sitting around a dinner table with one open seat.
Detective Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Assad (Fares Fares) investigate the apartment’s owner and find clues that lead back to the infamous women’s institution on the island of Sprogø, where neglect and forced sterilisation were common for the so-called immoral girls placed there.
The new box office record set by The Purity Of Vengeance takes the crown from the previous Department Q film, A Conspiracy of Faith, which opened in 2016 with 207,669 tickets sold and went on to top the charts that year with 702,559 box office admissions.
Producer, Louise Vesth, said: “The Purity of Vengeance was made to be seen by anyone, whether you have read the book or viewed the previous movie…. Thank you to the public for acknowledging all the hard work by those both in front of and behind the camera.”