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

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Director:
Writers:
Ulf Ryberg (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
26 August 2011 (Norway) See more »
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Tagline:
The hunt is on.
Plot:
An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 10 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Aksel Hennie ... Roger
Synnøve Macody Lund ... Diana

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Clas Greve

Eivind Sander ... Ove Kjikerud

Julie R. Ølgaard ... Lotte (as Julie Ølgaard)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Lander
Valentina Alexeeva ... Natasja
Reidar Sørensen ... Brede Sperre

Nils Jørgen Kaalstad ... Stig
Joachim Rafaelsen ... Brugd
Mats Mogeland ... Sunded
Gunnar Skramstad Johnsen ... Monsen 1
Lars Skramstad Johnsen ... Monsen 2
Signe Tynning ... TV-vertinne
Nils Gunnar Lie ... TV-vert

Baard Owe ... Sindre Aa
Sondre Abel ... Økonomisjef
Morten Hennie ... Styreformann
Irina Eidsvold ... Patolog
Kyrre Mosleth ... Vekter Nils
Martin Furulund ... Vekter Per
Mattis Herman Nyquist ... Ferdinand
Torgrim Mellum Stene ... Atle Nerum

Camilla Augusta Hallan ... Sykepleier
Anjum Salwan ... Drosjesjåfør
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Daniel Bratterud ... Vakt (uncredited)
Petter Askø Næss ... Pressefotograf (uncredited)

Directed by
Morten Tyldum 
 
Writing credits
Ulf Ryberg (screenplay) &
Lars Gudmestad (screenplay)

Jo Nesbø (novel)

Produced by
Anni Faurbye Fernandez .... executive producer
Marianne Gray .... producer
Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan .... co-producer
Lone Korslund .... co-producer
Christian Fredrik Martin .... executive producer
Paul Røed .... line producer (as Pål Røed)
Ole Søndberg .... executive producer
Asle Vatn .... producer
Mikael Wallen .... executive producer (as Mikael Wallén)
 
Original Music by
Trond Bjerknes  (as Trond Bjerknæs)
Jeppe Kaas 
 
Cinematography by
John Andreas Andersen 
 
Film Editing by
Vidar Flataukan 
 
Casting by
Jannecke Bervel 
 
Production Design by
Nina Bjerch Andresen  (as Nina Bjerch-Andresen)
 
Costume Design by
Karen Fabritius Gram 
 
Makeup Department
Eros Codinas .... hair stylist
Eros Codinas .... makeup artist
Stuart Conran .... prosthetics supplier
Tina Helmark .... makeup designer
Magnus Kjellsen Hjeldnes .... special makeup effects artist (as Magnus Hjeldnes)
Rick Marr .... special makeup effects artist
Aina Elisabeth Mork .... special makeup effects artist
Jim Udenberg .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Trond Mjøs .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Martin Ersgård .... first assistant director
Nina Samdal .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Thomas Underhaug Fosseli .... assistant property master
Olivier Marcouiller .... scenic artist
Tord Moberg .... carpenter
Pål Petersen-Bergvik .... property master (as Pål Pettersen-Bergvik)
Daniel Røsset .... assistant property master
Morten Swang .... props
Monja Wiik .... art department coordinator
Valia Phyllis Zwart .... props assistant
 
Sound Department
Petter Fladeby .... re-recording mixer
Kenneth Gustavsen .... sound recordist
Bent Holm .... sound effects editor (as Bent Erik Holm)
Stig Holte .... sound effects editor
Tom Erik Lie .... boom operator
Morten Pilegaard .... foley recordist
Tormod Ringnes .... re-recording mixer
Tormod Ringnes .... sound designer
Tormod Ringnes .... supervising sound editor
Ketil Ronold .... boom operator: second unit
Espen Rønning .... dialogue editor
Morten Solum .... sound recordist
Rune van Deurs .... dialogue editor
Rune van Deurs .... foley artist
Erik S. Watland .... foley artist
Erik S. Watland .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Søren Skov Haraldsted .... special effects assistant coordinator (as Søren Haralsten)
Hummer Højmark .... special effects coordinator
Claus Nørregård .... special effects welder (as Claus B. Nørregaard)
Finn Thomasen .... armourer: daily (as Finn Thommasen)
Mark Hedegaard .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Olve Askim .... compositing
Ole Geir Eidsheim .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Lars Erik Hansen .... visual effects supervisor
Dylan Richard Hopkin .... visual effects artist
Morten Jacobsen .... digital compositor
Samuel Karlsson .... digital compositor
Christian Korhonen .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Kjetil Kulander .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Severin Mathiesen .... digital compositor: Gimpville AS
Severin Mathiesen .... matchmove artist
Morten Moen .... digital compositor
Simon Dahle Nyhus .... visual effects artist: Gimpville AS
Jan Svalland .... digital compositor: Gimpville AS
Otto Thorbjørnsen .... digital compositor
 
Stunts
Niklas Brennsund .... stunt double
Deni Jordan .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eirik Holst Aagård .... focus puller
Erik Aavatsmark .... still photographer
Anders Eide .... key grip
Christen Kenneth Gran .... lighting technician
Ole Petter Hergum .... camera trainee
Jim Kolborg Nilsen .... grip
Carl Christian Raabe .... still photographer
Pål Ulvik Rokseth .... camera operator: "b" camera
Pål Ulvik Rokseth .... second assistant camera
Geir Rossebø .... lighting technician
Hans Petter Sydsæter .... gaffer
Marius Tharaldsen .... grip
Knut Westad .... best boy grip
Espen Zubi .... camera car operator
Espen Zubi .... grip
Espen Zubi .... rigging grip
 
Animation Department
Alf Martin Løvvold .... animator: opening sequence
 
Casting Department
Andrea Eckerbom .... casting assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jonas Aarø .... assistant editor
Julien Alary .... colorist
Gregers Dohn .... trailer editor
Terje Kjetil Gillebo .... dcp technician
Klaus Gretland .... assembly editor
Dylan Richard Hopkin .... on-line editor (as Dylan R. Hopkin)
Morten Nagel .... post-production coordinator
 
Location Management
Stein Ove Horten .... location scout
Christopher Jakobsen .... location scout
Audun Skarbøvik .... location manager
 
Music Department
Rasmus Bosse .... orchestrator (as Rasmus Hansen)
Peter Fuchs .... music engineer
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring engineer
Allan Wilson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Gjyljeta Berisha .... script supervisor
Marianne Braastad .... production assistant
Cole Dabney .... social media & marketing
Gregers Dohn .... promotional trailer
Caroline Jacobsen .... caterer
Tom Joelsen .... post-production coordination
Mercedes Madicken Langvad .... production coordinator (as Mercedec Madicken Langvad)
 
Thanks
Berna Levin .... special thanks
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hodejegerne" - Norway (original title)
"The Headhunters" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for bloody violence including some grisly images, strong sexual content and nudity
Runtime:
100 min
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Sound Mix:
Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)
Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Casting for the twin police officers Monsen proved particularly difficult because the twins had to weigh over 220lbs and be identical. Lars Skramstad Johnsen and Gunnar Skramstad Johnsen fit the bill.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: 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 »
Quotes:
[First lines]
Roger:Rule #1: Make sure you know everything about those you visit. 2: Never spend more than 10 minutes. Every extra minute increases the chance of someone returning home unexpectedly. 3: Do not leave DNA traces. 4: Don't waste time getting an expensive reproduction. Even a simple forgery will go unnoticed for weeks. 5: Sooner or later, one of two things will happen. You find a work of art so valuable that you never need to worry again, or... you'll get caught.
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Soundtrack:
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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
How's your Reputation?, 7 May 2012
Author: David Ferguson (fergusontx@gmail.com) from Dallas, Texas

Greetings again from the darkness. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbo, this one quickly sets up the main character Roger Brown as someone we neither trust nor necessarily even like. He is a smooth talking recruiter who steals valuable artwork to (barely) support his luxurious lifestyle which includes a near-super model girlfriend and modern mansion.

The film is based in Norway and director Morten Tyldum seems to have a very wicked sense of humor as he really puts Roger (Aksel Hennie) through some things not even found in the worst fraternity or military hazing. While it can be classified as a very taut thriller, it is also a demented ride that would make the Coen Brothers proud. As a matter of fact, it would surprise me if this one doesn't get a U.S. remake very soon. The story and characters lend themselves very well to a star vehicle.

However, I don't wish to sell this version short. It is well done and entertaining in a devilish way. When Roger meets Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coaster-Waldau), the real fun begins. Many will recognize Coaster-Waldau from "Game of Thrones" and he proves to be a terrific adversary for Roger. Neither are what they seem, and both seem quite pleasant to everyone else. Roger's girlfriend Diana is played by the beautiful Synnove Macody Lund, and even she brings a nice element of doubt to the story. There is also a nice supporting turn from Julie Olgaard as Lotte.

The tone and twists remind me a bit of Blood Simple, but this one is even a bit more outrageous and things spin out of control for the characters. Much of the film is a spent in chase mode and that leads to some drama, thrills and chuckles. That's a pretty nice compliment for any movie.

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