Riders of Justice 2020

Retfærdighedens ryttere

Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen Widescreen

Recently widowed and grieving, army officer Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) proves vengeance is a dish best served bold in this dark — and comic — take on the revenge thriller from Oscar-winning Dane, Anders Thomas Jensen.

Nov 20

Rialto Tauranga

Nov 26

Rialto Tauranga

Denmark In Danish with English subtitles
116 minutes DCP
R16
Violence, offensive language and sexual material

Director, Screenplay

Cast

Mads Mikkelsen
,
Nikolaj Lie Kaas
,
Andrea Heick Gadeberg
,
Lars Brygmann
,
Nicolas Bro
,
Gustav Lindh
,
Roland Møller

Producers

Sisse Graum Jørgensen
,
Sidsel Hybschmann

Cinematography

Kasper Tuxen

Editors

Nicolaj Monberg
,
Anders Albjerg Kristiansen

Music

Jeppe Kaas

Festivals

Rotterdam 2021

Elsewhere

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In a blackly comic revenge tale that could itself be titled Another Round, Mads Mikkelsen is at the centre of another ensemble of outsiders – but here he puts down the bottle and develops an itchy trigger finger.

A Danish army officer returned home following his wife’s death in a tragic train accident, the emotionally detached Markus (Mikkelsen) has his hands full looking after his semi-estranged daughter. That’s until a duo of statisticians turns up at his door, convincing Markus his wife’s death was no accident, but a gang hit on a soon-to-testify witness. Together, they become unorthodox vigilantes to target the men responsible.

Alongside Markus’s talent for combat, his associates each possess a very particular set of skills – probability calculation, hacking, facial recognition – forming a ragtag gang that’s as obsessed with hilarious bickering and one-upmanship as with the increasingly bloody task at hand.

Ambitious in its balance of absurdity and no-nonsense violence, Riders of Justice forges its own frequently hilarious path propelled by an unpredictable narrative and punctuated by laugh-out-loud moments and touching musings on grief and friendship. — Steve Newall 

“Mikkelsen’s first movie after Oscar-winner Another Round restitches itself into another giddy and unexpectedly poignant modern fable about the search for meaning.” — David Ehrlich, Indiewire

“What in other hands – and, let’s be honest, Hollywood – might have been a straightforward revenge thriller becomes a darkly comic meditation on masculinity.” — Michael O'Sullivan, Washington Post