Wednesday 9 February
10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm
Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen
An ingenious, pitch-black Scandi revenge comedy, Riders of Justice is a wittily plotted, gun-happy tale of risk, fate, grief and parenthood.
Career soldier Markus (Mikkelsen) cuts short his deployment to care for his teenage daughter, Mathilde after his wife is killed in a train crash. But then he has visitors: a fretful statistician and his hacker friends, who believe the crash was no accident – according to their calculations, it was masterminded by the outlaw bikie gang Riders of Justice to silence a witness who was about to testify against them. The PTSD-afflicted Markus needs no further excuse to unleash his very particular set of skills.
“Suffused with character-driven comedy, and not avoiding elements of violence, this is an outstanding film. The ensemble cast is flawless and the witty and deliciously complex screenplay is among the best we’ve seen this year”. – David Stratton, The Australian
“Mikkelsen manages to simultaneously lean into and dismantle tough-guy tropes while playing a stoic soldier reeling from the death of his wife in a train crash”. – Alison Willmore, New York Magazine