Kristoffer is a billboard hanger, 24 years old and carefree. When his girlfriend Elisabeth dumps him for the boss of her trend bureau, his life falls into pieces. He feels like a loser. By ... See full summary »
Nicolai Cleve Broch,
Anders Baasmo Christiansen
Martin Vinge, (35), former notorious journalist, now successful headhunter with a complicated personal life, is in all confidentiality contacted by 85 year-old N.F. Sieger, S.E.O. of ... See full summary »
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 the thieves 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 ... Written by
To put things very simply , the film was a pleasure to watch because it avoided most of the clichés associated with the genre. It did take , an admittedly quite surprising Bournesque spike 30 minutes in. However what i found quite refreshing was although the movie's plot became increasingly more complex it remained plausible , unlikely but plausible. This was due to the screen writer's meticulous attention to detail. Very often watching a film you question the dubious logic being implemented by the characters; why didn't he or she do A when it would have been easier to do B .. or surely he would get caught if this happened because he didn't think of that. Headhunters is not only afraid to deviate from the monotonous stereotypes which have become infamous with the genre but it also accurately explores the implications of the events which unfold so that you don't leave the film with a sort of cheated feeling in the pit of your stomach because you've spent around $40 watching three films and 9 hours of your life when the little F***er could have just taken the eagle ! Great film probably worth 4/5 stars but I'm giving it higher because i want the rating to go up :)
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