From filmmaker Anders Thomas Jensen, Riders Of Justice stars Mikkelsen as Markus, a military vet who has to go home to his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident.
It seems to be plain bad luck, but it turns out that it might have been a carefully orchestrated assassination, which his wife ended up being a random casualty of. A few passengers find him and they set out to enact revenge.
Here’s the trailer:
The official Riders Of Justice synopsis reads:
“Markus (Mads Mikkelsen) returns home to be with his teenage daughter, Mathilde, when his wife dies in a tragic train accident. It seems like an accident until a mathematics geek, who was also a fellow passenger on the train, and his two colleagues show up. He joins up with a few others to get revenge.”
Starring alongside Mikkelsen is Nikolaj Lie Kaas, Gustav Lindh, Roland Møller, Nicolas Bro, Jacob Lohmann, and Lars Brygmann.
Riders Of Justice, originally known as Retfærdighedens Ryttere in Danish, is directed by acclaimed Danish filmmaker Jensen, director of the films Flickering Lights, The Green Butchers, Adam’s Apples, and Men & Chicken previously, as well as a few short films.
He has also written tons of screenplays for various Danish films.
Riders Of Justice premiered at the Rotterdam Film Festival and originally opened in Denmark last year.
Magnet will release Anders Jensen’s Riders Of Justice in select US theaters (NY & LA) starting May 14th, then in more theaters and on VOD everywhere starting May 21st.