A Conspiracy of Faith proving to be popular in the US

Nordic Noir fandom isn’t slowing down, and the US was delighted to have received A Conspiracy of Faith this last week – so much so that the critics are praising this third instalment in the Department Q series.

Michael Rechtschaffen from The Los Angeles Times says that the film “… is the darkest and most intriguing of the three Jussi Adler-Olsen-screen versions.” And after having praised both Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares for their performance, the instruction of the movie, screenplay, photography and music, he ends up concluding “Three films in — and with six Department Q novels published so far — this intelligent, rewarding series could easily benefit from further investigation.”

Also in perhaps one of the world’s most prestigious newspapers The New York Times we find great reviews from Ken Jaworowski. He calls the film “the darkest in the Department Q series.”  And he believes that it stands out from the two previous films, as the film takes place almost entirely in daylight, which according to him makes it even more disturbing. He is particularly enthusiastic about the films ending, which he thinks ends on a perfect note.

A Conspiracy of Faith is already this years biggest success in Denmark with over 700,000 tickets sold. The film has been sold to over 70 countries ahead of the announcement one more film in the series will be made.

The film premiered digitally, and from the 4th of August will be available on DVD and Bluray.

A Conspiracy of Faith has just been nominated for two of the main awards at Svend Prize in 2016, Most Popular Danish Movie of the Year and Best Actor (Nikolaj Lie Kaas). The award ceremony takes place on the 31st of August.


Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.