The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed.

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The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed.

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The major locations of the movie - the Stavanger Police Station, the Nokas Cash Central and the Cathedral Square - are all the actual locations of the original 2004 robbery. Due to a 2008 expansion of the Stavanger Police Station, the pyrotechnics of the scene where the truck is set ablaze in the driveway came very close to destroying the windows and the facade of the new section. See more »

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Erik Håland: The bank's there, the robbers over there, start shooting!
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My 394th Review: A new take on the robbery genre: non-clichéd directing makes for real film-making.
29 March 2011 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

Nokas is a a paradox that works. This careful reconstruction of Norway's biggest ever robbery avoids all sense of cliché - and opts for one of the better directorial decision seen in a crime / heist movie. No drama, no screaming villains or pretty girls, this is a superbly researched semi-documentary that simple records a five hour period in minutiae - yet it is tense, involving, and probably the best recreation of a bank robbery I have seen.

The Nordic style of speaking and manner is captured well - no-one "acts" they simply are, and here we get almost no character development

  • it's straight-up storytelling, using a lot of mid-shoulder mid-close


and close-ups - it is well shot. The camera work etc; fits this well - it never feels amateurish.

Considering how iconic this real event was - in a country where bank robbery is extremely rare - they could have over-glamourised and made a Nordic Heat; by avoiding that trap they had made cinema, a film's film, and one where integrity respects the events but never loses the sense of adrenalin.

Good film-making all round.


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