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Gigantic opening for THE ABSENT ONE in Denmark

The Zentropa-produced film adaptation 'The absent one', based on Jussi Adler-Olsen’s bestselling book, sets records domestically.

  • Photo by Christian Geisnæs

    Photo by Christian Geisnæs

'The absent one' which was released Thursday October 2nd has made more than 131.000 admissions during the first weekend. With more than 194.500 admissions including pre-screenings, the film has become the best opening including pre-screenings ever for a local film in Denmark and the third best opening weekend for a local film ever.  

'The absent one' is performing even better than its popular predecessor 'The keeper of lost causes' which intrigued 725.000 Danes to go to the cinemas last year.  

With the great opening of 'The absent one', director Mikkel Nørgaard also reaches a milestone in his career. With three features under his belt ('Klown - The Movie', 2010; 'The keeper of lost causes'. 2013 and now 'The absent one', 2014 (all produced by Louise Vesth for Zentropa)) all of his films so far have become huge local box office hits. On the top list of best local opening weekends ever, his three films are to be found on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th place.