HEADHUNTERS (HODEJEGERNE) (18)
D: Morten Tyldum
Nordisk/Friland/Yellow Bird (Marianne Gray & Asle Vatn)
Norway 2011 (released 2012)
W: Lars Gudmestad & Ulf Ryberg [based on the novel by Jo Nesbø]
DP: John Andreas Andersen
Ed: Vidar Flatauken
Mus: Trond Bjerknas & Jeppe Kaas
Aksel Hennie (Roger Brown), Synnøve Macody Lund (Diana Brown), Nikolai Coster-Waldau (Clas Greve), Eivind Sander (Ove), Julie Ølgaard (Lotte)
The fact that this is Norway's highest grossing film of all time should say quite a lot about it's quality.
Aksel Hennie plays a corporate recruiter who funds his lavish lifestyle by living a double life as an art thief. His latest target, played by Nicolai Coster-Waldau, is not a man to be trifled with, and the film develops into a deadly game of cat & mouse.
Headhunters is a film which is best enjoyed if you know less about it, due to its plot twists and elements of surprise. Simply put, this is the best foreign language feature of the year it was released. A must-see movie.