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Headhunter (2009)

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 »

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Rumle Hammerich

Writers:

Rumle Hammerich (idea and script), Åke Sandgren (story)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lars Mikkelsen ... Martin Vinge
Charlotte Munck ... Nina
Burkhard Forstreuter Burkhard Forstreuter ... Christian Vestergaard
Søren Spanning Søren Spanning ... Vestergaards stemme (voice)
Charlotte Fich ... Pernille
Troels Lyby ... Troels
Henrik Ipsen Henrik Ipsen ... Læge, RH
Katrine Læssøe Agesen Katrine Læssøe Agesen ... Sygeplejeske, RH
August Igor Svideniouk Egholm ... Jacob (as Igor Svideniouk Egholm)
Preben Harris Preben Harris ... Hjulman
Henning Moritzen ... Niels Frederiks Sieger
Anders Valentinus Dam Anders Valentinus Dam ... Læge ved helikopter
David Bateson ... Dr. Leipmann
Kjeld Nørgaard Kjeld Nørgaard ... Redaktør Bramming
Samuel Fröler ... Roland Berger
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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 Denmark's largest shipping company and oil empire. Sieger hires Martin to find an alternative heir to the firm instead of his son, Daniel Sieger, who for a long time has been destined to take the company into the next era. Martin starts coming up with suitable names for the position, but discovers that he has actually been entangled in a larger impenetrable power game aimed at deciding what is really going to happen to the company; a brutal power struggle that puts an intense pressure on Martin and his private life and relationships. Written by Nordisk Film

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish

Release Date:

28 August 2009 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

A fejvadász - A pénz hatalma See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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A taut and exiting business-thriller
10 July 2013 | by OJTSee all my reviews

This is a film which deserves a much bigger audience, and once again I'm delighted I have used time on a great Danish thriller, and the second headhunter-thriller from Scandinavia, even called almost the same, the Norwegian "Headhuinters". Both are great, but very different.

Martin Winge is a good headhunter; though a lonely guy and with true integrity. His weakest point is a very sick son, he'll do anything for. When he is contacted to find a new boss to the largest Danish company, because the son who is to inherit isn't suited for the job, the run is on.

The Danish critics have all been giving this film great approval, and many says it's the best since the great "Kongekabale". I agree. This is a kind of film I really enjoy! Not perfect, but still not far from it! The director Rumle Hammerich is co-writer, and has done a fabulous job.

The actors are doing great, the plot and manuscript functions, and so does all the technical stuff. Lars Mikkelsen is fabulous, and so is Flmming Enevold and the rest. This is the kind of films which Hollywood love to remake. I won't be surprised when I see this as a Hollywood outing.

One of the best business thrillers I've seen! I get so happy when I stumble upon good films like this one. Pick it up!!!


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