With the best opening of a local film in 15 years in its native Denmark, A Conspiracy of Faith has been hailed the best Jussi Adler-Olsen adaptation to date. The third Department Q film (following The Keeper of Lost Causes Scandi FF 14, and The Absent One Scandi FF 15) sees Cold Case detectives Carl Mørck (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) and Assad (Fares Fares) reunited for a shocking case in rural Denmark.
The investigation begins with the discovery of a literal message in a bottle, written in blood and dated eight years earlier. The message, from a young boy, seems to indicate that he was caught in a religious cult, and it becomes clear that his disappearance was far from an isolated incident – yet all have remained unreported by the community. When the detectives discover that two children have recently gone missing under similar circumstances, they find themselves drawn into a world of religious fanaticism where they are forced to confront both the backlash of the tight-knit community and their own personal beliefs.