Retfærdighedens ryttere (2020)
A recently laid off statistician (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and his underground hacker friend (Lars Brygmann) claim to be able to prove by mathematical means that a railway bombing which killed the wife of ex-military officer Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) wasn't an accident, as had been reported, but instead a planned hit on a key witness by a murderous motorcycle gang. Anders Thomas Jensen (De grønne slagtere, Adams æbler) returns to his now trademark action-comedy territory with another creatively written story about a few less fortunate. The humour is dark and racy, and the story keeps taking wicked and playful twists and turns which make this a constantly engaging and never dull experience. As per usual with Jensen's films, some of society's outcasts get their chance to step up to the plate and shine. And although Jensen always finds ways to ridicule them, he does so with a peculiar warmth – which is perhaps more prevalent here than in his previous films. Except for Bodashka and Sirius, the characters we get acquainted with here have a lot more depth than what it may look like at first glance. And although their flaws and shortcomings are used for comic effect time and again, there are segments in which Jensen slows down and lets some real emotion seep through and make an impression. One of the director's best.