May those who do not know Anders Thomas Jensen raise their hands! Great, and it's good that all these people can jump straight to four other films this person has made since 2000! Because everything that this Dane has achieved must be attributed to the little gems of cinema in order for the whole business to stop. Whether it's GREEN MEATS, ADAM'S APPLE or MAN AND CHICKEN, Anders Thomas Jensen has an undeniable talent for telling stories in which characters, humor and situations are completely out of the ordinary, often with a dark side of humor, generally masterful. setting in a scene that involves the viewer in delirium.
In this film, RIDERS OF JUSTICE, which is also his fifth collaboration with the very talented Mads Mikkelsen, the Danish filmmaker presents us with a dark tale of the butterfly effect playing with big data as it plays with the absurdity of our world to show us that everything the events of our existence and our little planet are connected with each other in a completely infinite way.
Presented at the end of the BIFFF (Brussels International Fantasy Film Festival), RIDERS OF JUSTICE goes well with Jensen's films. As usual, the characters have multiple cracks, and it is from their complementarity in those cracks that their shared strength is born. And, as always, the story starts from a realistic point of view, and then gradually changes under the influence of completely obsessed and largely borderline characters.
After this slippage, the story turns into a spin (very well mastered by Anders Thomas Jensen) for our greatest pleasure to the very end, which interrupts the story one last time and brings this story back onto the fable track to a happy traditional ending, black humor to top it all off!
In the cast, we mentioned Mads Mikkelsen, a loyal Danish filmmaker, but we also find two other companions from the first hour: Nikolai Li Kaas (as Otto, strong in data) or Nicholas Bro (who plays facial recognition) Emmenthaler specialist). One can imagine that such connivance of the actors and the director allows the latter to have strong characters, the comic potential of which he perfectly masters.