Date Showing Showing On 21, 23, 24 March
Time Showing Monday 6pm, Wednesday 4pm and Thursday 6pm

Riders of Justice

MA15+ 1hrs 56mins
thriller | 2020, Denmark, Sweden | Danish

Markus returns home to care for his daughter when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. However, when a survivor of the wreck surfaces and claims foul play, Markus suspects his wife was murdered and embarks on a mission to find those responsible.


Strong violence and coarse language

Anders Thomas Jensen
Original Review
Jim Schembri,
Extracted By
Mark Horner
Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Andrea Heick Gadeberg

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Storyline (warning: spoilers)

The catastrophic reach of the Butterfly Effect – wherein a tiny event sets in train a string of cause and effect that can result in large-scale tragedy and disaster – sits at the boiling centre of Riders of Justice, a tremendously involving, attention-grabbing, decidedly off-beat Danish revenge drama that questions whether life is governed by coincidence or fate.
After narrowly surviving a lethal train crash, distraught data analyst Otto (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) begins to investigate whether the calamity was, indeed, an accident. A moment beforehand he had given his seat to Emma (Anne Birgitte Lind), who was killed, leaving her daughter Mathilde (Andrea Heick Gadeberg). Also killed was a star witness in a high-profile case against the notorious Riders of Justice bikie gang, an event he can’t put down to coincidence.
With the hacking help of fellow tech heads laconic Lennart (Lars Brygmann) and Emmenthaler (Nicolas Bro), Otto carefully formulates a case that the accident was, in fact, a cleverly designed, cleverly disguised plan to assassinate the witness. The fire for revenge is stoked when they take their highly persuasive evidence package to Emma’s grieving husband Markus (Mads Mikkelsen), a soldier called out of the field to deal with his loss and his traumatized daughter.
What unfurls is a tightly wound, superbly dispatched tale mixing black humour, emotional tension and bursts of cathartic violence; writer/director Anders Thomas Jensen delivers a ripping story where surveillance technology is made to serve the impulse for payback. Alongside the revenge narrative, Anders Thomas Jensen deftly beds in a pretty thoughtful theme regarding the operation of luck and coincidence in everyday life. As one character explains to Mathilde, a complex network of small, random events lie behind such calamities, rendering senseless any attempt to make sense of them. It’s not often we get a ripping revenge drama that delivers philosophical appetizers while also making good on its all-important duty to enthral and entertain.

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