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The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed.

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Erik Skjoldbjærg
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Credited cast:
Marit Synnøve Berg Marit Synnøve Berg ... Beate
Frode Winther Frode Winther ... Kjell Alrich Schumann (as Frode Winther Gunnes)
Morten Larsen Morten Larsen ... Arne Sigve Klungland
Tov Sletta Tov Sletta ... David Toska
Hege Kristin Kjærvoll Sunde Hege Kristin Kjærvoll Sunde ... Elin Rodevelt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Thomas Berhane Thomas Berhane ... Metkel Betew
André Eriksen ... Thomas Thendrup
Francis Gamble Francis Gamble ... Axel
Morten Håland Morten Håland ... Erik Håland
Geir Høiseth Geir Høiseth ... Erling Havnå
Jeton Jajovski Jeton Jajovski ... Jusuf Hani
Pål Christian Madsen Kvam Pål Christian Madsen Kvam ... Man in street (unconfirmed)
Lirik Sahiti Lirik Sahiti ... Ikmet Kodzadziku
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The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed.

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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian

Release Date:

1 October 2010 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

08:17 See more »

Filming Locations:

Stavanger, Norway

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Opening Weekend:

NOK 6,510,840 (Norway), 1 October 2010
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In order to enhance the authenticity of the movie, director Erik Skjoldbjærg casted only amateurs, including Morten Håland, who portrays his own twin brother, police officer Erik Håland. The only exception was the professional actor Frode Winther, whose physical resemblance to the robber Kjell Alrich Schumann made him an obvious choice for the role. See more »

Quotes

Erik Håland: The bank's there, the robbers over there, start shooting!
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My 394th Review: A new take on the robbery genre: non-clichéd directing makes for real film-making.
29 March 2011 | by inteleartsSee all my reviews

Nokas is a a paradox that works. This careful reconstruction of Norway's biggest ever robbery avoids all sense of cliché - and opts for one of the better directorial decision seen in a crime / heist movie. No drama, no screaming villains or pretty girls, this is a superbly researched semi-documentary that simple records a five hour period in minutiae - yet it is tense, involving, and probably the best recreation of a bank robbery I have seen.

The Nordic style of speaking and manner is captured well - no-one "acts" they simply are, and here we get almost no character development - it's straight-up storytelling, using a lot of mid-shoulder mid-close and close-ups - it is well shot. The camera work etc; fits this well - it never feels amateurish.

Considering how iconic this real event was - in a country where bank robbery is extremely rare - they could have over-glamourised and made a Nordic Heat; by avoiding that trap they had made cinema, a film's film, and one where integrity respects the events but never loses the sense of adrenalin.

Good film-making all round.


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