Riders of Justice

  • 116'
  • Denmark
  • 2020

Anders Thomas Jensen, scriptwriter for filmmakers like Susanne Bier and Kristian Levring, feels at home in many genres, yet his own directorial style sticks out. Just like Adam’s Apples (2005) and Men & Chicken (IFFR 2016) his latest film is a black comedy with a plot only he could come up with.

Riders of Justice starts with a series of sad events: a stolen bike, dismissal, a train accident. Coincidence or a causal link? Data analyst Otto (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) examines the matter aided by his eccentric colleague Lennart (Lars Brygmann) and their even stranger friend Emmenthaler (Nicolas Bro). Together with professional soldier Markus (Mads Mikkelsen), who lost his wife in the train wreck, the men develop into angels of wrath.

The mission leads to results, though perhaps not the intended ones. Riders of Justice’s bone-dry humour and inimitable logic makes it another absurdist, yet educational and moving highlight in Jensen’s oeuvre. 

Within the online platform you can choose between subtitles in Dutch or English. Mon 1 Feb, 20:00 (opening for invitees), 20:30 (opening for donors), 21:00 (online première) and 21:30 (start film on demand), various discounts available, also see Opening Night: Riders of Justice and Big Talk: Mads Mikkelsen 

Please note: Not an invitee or a donor of the festival? Then choose the 21:00 screening to join us for the Official Opening IFFR 2021! Buy a ticket for the on demand screening if the online premiere is sold out.  

Director
Anders Thomas Jensen
Premiere
International premiere
Country of production
Denmark
Production Year
2020
Festival Edition
IFFR 2021
Length
116'
Medium
DCP
Original title
Retfærdighedens ryttere
Language
Danish
Producers
Sisse Graum Jorgansen, Sidsel Hybschmann
Production Company
Zentropa
Sales
TrustNordisk
Screenplay
Anders Thomas Jensen
Cinematography
Kasper Tuxen Andersen
Editor
Nicolaj Monberg, Anders Albjerg Kristiansen
Production Design
Nikolaj Danielsen
Sound Design
Eddie Simonsen
Music
Jeppe Kaas
Cast
Mads Mikkelsen, Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Lars Brygmann, Andrea Heick Gadeberg, Nicolas Bro, Gustav Lindh, Roland Møller
Local Distributor
September Film