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– Tai pavojinga. Čia byla policijai, o ne tau. – Nesu girdėjęs nieko kvailesnio.

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Robert runs his own detective office, but he never gets any cases. No one believes Robert can accomplish anything and even his father, who is a police investigator, rejects Robert. One morning a mysterious woman appears in Robert’s office. The legendary speed skater Olav Starr is missing, and his family urgently needs an incompetent detective to pacify an affluent and senile grandmother. Robert is perfect for the job. Gradually Robert finds himself entangled in Olav’s hidden life and it becomes clear that this assignment is not without danger. But when Robert reveals his special investigation method everyone’s in for a big surprise.

Bård Breien

Bårdas Breien was born in 1971. He studied history of ideas and literature at the University of Oslo, before embarking on a three year film education in Copenhagen. He made his feature film debut with the black comedy The Art of Negative Thinking in 2006. Among other accolades, the film won Breien the Crystal Globe for Best Director at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. Detective Downs is his second feature film.