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Jackpot

Stars: Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad, Marie Blokhus, Andreas Cappelen, Arthur Berning, Mads Ousdal | Written by Magnus Martens, Jo Nesbø | Directed by Magnus Martens

After thoroughly enjoying Headhunters earlier in the year, I was quite geared up for a rollover of Norwegian noir from none more blackly comic Scandinavian scribe Jo Nesbø. Jackpot is another slice of Tarantino/Coen Brothers-esque crime capery with a rich seam of dark humour running through it like a nine inch nail through the cranium.

Our ‘hero’ is Oscar (Kyrre Hellum), who works at a factory that takes old plastics, chips them up (remember that, it’s important) and turns them into small fake Christmas trees. Oscar’s company specialises in employing ex-cons. As such, Oscar finds himself keeping some less than reputable company. Soon he is embroiled in a football pool with three of his colleagues, which, due to a quirk of fate, they »

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