Headhunters (2011)

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An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.


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  • Morten Tyldum in Headhunters (2011)
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  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau in Headhunters (2011)
  • Aksel Hennie in Headhunters (2011)
  • Aksel Hennie in Headhunters (2011)

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15 April 2012 | Laakbaar
7
| Norwegian crime thriller with twists
Dark Scandinavian crime movies being all the rage lately, this intelligent, action-packed thriller didn't disappoint. I went into the film without reading the book or indeed knowing a single thing about the film. I enjoyed it.

I was drawn into this northern world with its interesting people and beautiful natural scenery. What also made this movie stand out was the fast-paced plot with many unusual and unexpected twists. It is the kind of film that has you glued to your seat to see what could possibly happen next to the main character. Roger Brown, the headhunter, becomes headhunted. (But what's the story with the English name??)

No movie is perfect. There were a few plot problems and I have to admit I looked at my watch half way through, despite the fast pace.

Perhaps the film could be faulted for showing only two types of Norwegians: rich sophisticates and yokels (all blond of course). Aren't there any ordinary middle-class people in Norway?

Also, some of the scenes may be too difficult for the squeamish to watch. Not exessive, but just a little over the top.

I'd give this film a higher score, but I am not a fan of the genre. Still, I did enjoy it for what it was and would recommend it to anyone. It's a good movie.

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Release Date:

26 August 2011

Language

Norwegian, Danish, Russian, English


Country of Origin

Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany

Filming Locations

Skøyen, Oslo, Norway

Box Office

Budget:

NOK30,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$43,013 29 April 2012

Gross USA:

$1,200,010

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$15,699,707

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