Funny & dark Danish crime film.
There's a lot going on in this Danish black comedy which follows a hard-as-nails soldier seeking revenge for the death of his wife in a supposed train accident. He's aided in his investigations by a group nerdish, social misfits who bring a heap of skills and dysfunction with them. There's an awful lot going on in the clever script: father daughter relationships, social alienation, the interplay of probability and coincidence, as well as the usual action & violence you'd expect in a film of this type. Perhaps it's a little too much content in places - the tone of the film veers wildly & disconcertingly sometimes, but overall the writing, acting & ideas are so strong that you just go with it. The cast is great - Mads Mikkelsen holds it all together with another tremendously enigmatic screen performance and is ably supported by a strong ensemble. There's plenty of laugh out loud moments, emotional engagement and shoot outs to keep the whole thing racing along & even if it's fairly obviously where things are going to end up, it's a very enjoyable ride getting there nevertheless. A notch above most other action films.