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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 5 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Aksel Hennie ... Roger Brown

Synnøve Macody Lund ... Diana Brown

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau ... Clas Greve

Eivind Sander ... Ove Kjikerud
Julie R. Ølgaard ... Lotte (as Julie Ølgaard)
Kyrre Haugen Sydness ... Jeremias 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)
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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
Lone Korslund .... executive producer
Christian Fredrik Martin .... executive producer
Paul Røed .... line producer
Asle Vatn .... producer
Mikael Wallen .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Trond Bjerknes 
Jeppe Kaas 
 
Cinematography by
John Andreas Andersen 
 
Film Editing by
Vidar Flataukan 
 
Casting by
Jannecke Bervel 
 
Production Design by
Nina Bjerch Andresen 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Fabritius Gram 
 
Makeup Department
Stuart Conran .... prosthetics supplier
Rick Marr .... 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
Olivier Marcouiller .... scenic artist
Tord Moberg .... carpenter
Daniel Røsset .... assistant property master
Thomas Underhaug Fosseli .... assistant property master
Monja Wiik .... art department coordinator
Valia Phyllis Zwart .... props assistant
 
Sound Department
Petter Fladeby .... sound re-recording mixer
Kenneth Gustavsen .... sound recordist
Bent Erik Holm .... sound effects editor
Stig Holte .... sound effects editor
Tom Erik Lie .... boom operator
Morten Pilegaard .... foley recordist
Tormod Ringnes .... sound designer
Tormod Ringnes .... sound re-recording mixer
Tormod Ringnes .... supervising sound editor
Ketil Ronold .... boom operator: second unit
Espen Rønning .... dialogue editor
Morten Solum .... sound recordist
Erik S. Watland .... foley artist
Erik S. Watland .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Søren Skov Haraldsted .... special effects assistant coordinator
Mark Hedegaard .... special effects technician
Hummer Høimark .... special effects coordinator
Claus Nørregård .... special effects welder
Finn Thomasen .... armourer: daily
 
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
 
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
Morten Nagel .... post-production coordinator
 
Music Department
Peter Fuchs .... music engineer
Rasmus Hansen .... orchestrator
Martin Roller .... assistant scoring engineer
Allan Wilson .... conductor
 
Other crew
Marianne Braastad .... production assistant
Gregers Dohn .... promotional trailer
Stein Ove Horten .... location scout
Tom Joelsen .... post-production coordination
Mercedes Madicken Langvad .... production coordinator
Audun Skarbøvik .... location manager
 
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)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Upon its release, the film has been sold to over 50 countries - a record for any Norwegian film.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The license plate of Clas Greve's car is a Dutch diplomatic plate. The letters "CD" (for Corps Diplomatique) on it are issued exclusively for that purpose. But he is not a diplomat and no diplomat may lend him such car.See more »
Soundtrack:
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36 out of 45 people found the following review useful.
More Twists and Turns than a Fjord-side Road, 6 May 2012
Author: soncoman from United States

Roger Brown has a pretty good life. By day, he's a corporate recruiter (headhunter) who goes home at night to a magnificent house and stunning wife. Unfortunately, Roger's insecurities (he's only 5'6") lead him to seek a lifestyle well beyond his means. How does he make up the difference between his income and expenses? High-priced art theft, of course.

Such is the premise of "Headhunters," a terrific Norwegian film that follows up its run at the 55th San Francisco International Film Festival with a general release. The film garnered quite a lot of buzz at the Festival and, after a recent screening, it's easy to see why. A mixture of crime/heist drama, action/suspense thriller, and love story, it's what the 1999 version of "The Thomas Crown Affair" might have looked like if it had been directed by Sam Peckinpah.

Brown, played by Aksel Hennie, is looking for one big score to settle him for life. Circumstances bring that possibility to him, but things are not what they seem. Things go wrong - very, very wrong - and Roger finds himself in deep, deep sh** (literally as well as figuratively.) To say much more would spoil the intricate plot (I'll leave that to the trailer,) but suffice it to say you should just sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride. This film has more twists and turns than a fjord-side road.

Fast paced and extremely violent in spots, this film is not for the squeamish. If you can get through a little (well, a lot) of body mutilation, high impact body trauma and the occasional spearing, you'll find yourself enjoying (yes, I said it – enjoying) a cinematic thrill ride that puts its American counterparts (see Ocean's Eleven/Twelve/Thirteen, etc.) to shame.

Catch it before the typical half-assed American remake appears…

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