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Headhunters (2011)
"Hodejegerne" (original title)

R  |   |  Crime, Thriller  |  26 August 2011 (Norway)
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An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.

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Roger Brown works as one of the most powerful headhunters in Norway. To support his extravagant lifestyle, he is also an art thief, which he does in cahoots with his friend, the gun toting Ove Kjikerud. They replace the originals with forgeries, which go undetected at least until the trail back to them goes cold. His outward bravado, based primarily on building upon reputation, masks his insecurities, especially in his short physical stature. He feels he needs that confident demeanor and wealth to get what he wants, including his trophy wife, art gallery owner Diana Brown. However, he almost seems to like the thought of what Diana represents more than Diana herself. As such, he has a mistress on the side named Lotte. The issue of having a baby - Diana wants to get pregnant while Roger doesn't want her to - is another bone of contention in their marriage. The two sides of Roger's professional life intersect when Diana introduces him to Clas Greve, who would be perfect for the CEO ... Written by Huggo

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The hunt is on.

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence including some grisly images, strong sexual content and nudity | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK 30,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$43,013 (USA) (27 April 2012)

Gross:

$1,196,752 (USA) (10 August 2012)
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Upon its release, the film has been sold to over 50 countries - a record for any Norwegian film. See more »

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When Roger Brown returns to Oslo after the car crash he is seen calling from a pay phone in Grønland Bussterminal, in the next shot he is seen walking over a bridge towards the bus station. See more »

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Come Arround
Music and words by Goran Obad & Henrik Skram
Produced by Riviera Oslo
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Laughable
2 October 2012 | by (Birmingham, UK) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen anything this ridiculous for a long time. The whole plot was laughable and none of the characters had any depth. It irritated me so much that I didn't pay any attention to the photography or direction, but I did notice some of the incidental music was quite good.

Most of the huge plot holes have been addressed by other IMDb reviewers. Anyone who watches the many crime series coming out of the States will be nagged by the feeling that there's a lot of contradictory and forensic evidence left hanging around to raise the suspicions of any competent police department.

If it hadn't been for the subtitles I'd have fast-forwarded through much of this film - but then I might have missed some of the incredible plot. It bears some resemblance to a Carry On film, but without the laughs (though I did giggle to myself quite a lot).


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