Hans Petter Moland’s thriller “A Conspiracy of Faith” has broken a 15-year record at the Danish box office, grossing an estimated $1.7 million from 154,342 tickets since opening March 3. Taking the previews into account, the movie has sold 207,669 tickets.
Based on Jussi Adler Olsen’s bestseller and penned by Nikolaj Arcel (“A Royal Affair”), “Conspiracy of Faith” is the third film of the hit trilogy also comprising “The Keeper of Lost Causes” and “The Absent One.”
The third opus follows detective Carl Mørck and his assistant, Assad, as they get pulled into a horrific case involving a psychopathic murderer, religious fanaticism and abducted siblings never reported missing by their parents.
TrustNordisk has already sold the movie in more than 60 countries including North America (IFC Films), Germany and Austria (NFP), Switzerland (Frenetic Films), Benelux (Lumiere), France (Wild Bunch Distribution), Spain (Vertigo Films), Turkey (Medyavizyon), Estonia (Estin Film), Poland (Kino Swiat) and Russia CIS (Russian Report).
The Scandinavian cast is headlined by Nikolaj Lie Kaas and Fares Fares, as well as Jakob Oftebro (“Kon-Tiki”) and Pål Sverre Hagen (“Ragnarok”).
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“Conspiracy of Faith” marked the first collaboration between Detailfilm and Zentropa Hamburg.