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Jackpot (2011)

Arme Riddere (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 27 June 2014 (USA)
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Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools...

Director:

Magnus Martens

Writers:

Magnus Martens (screenplay), Jo Nesbø (story)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyrre Hellum Kyrre Hellum ... Oscar
Mads Ousdal ... Thor
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ... Solør
Arthur Berning ... Billy
Andreas Cappelen Andreas Cappelen ... Tresko
Lena Kristin Ellingsen Lena Kristin Ellingsen ... Trine
Fridtjov Såheim ... Gjedde
Peter Andersson ... Lasse
Jan Grønli Jan Grønli ... Clausen
Marie Blokhus Marie Blokhus ... Gina
Anne Marie Ottersen ... Thors mamma
Fredrik Petersson Fredrik Petersson ... Gøran
Isidor Alcaide Backlund Isidor Alcaide Backlund ... Lasses sønn
Laban Eliasson Laban Eliasson ... Svensk politi 1
Margaretha Noole Margaretha Noole ... Svensk politi 2
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Storyline

Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools...

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Every Man For Himself See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

27 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackpot See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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At about 1:11:55 into the movie, when the landlord confronts Oscar about hearing noises he is reading a Jo Nesbo book (The Leopard). Jo Nesbo is the author of the story behind this movie. See more »

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Features Cold Prey 2 (2008) See more »

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We Wish You A Merry Christmas
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1999 Facefront
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Worth a punt for a pound.
15 January 2015 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Based on a story by renowned crime writer Jo Nesbø, Jackpot stars Kyrre Hellum as Oscar, who awakes clutching a shotgun on the floor of a strip joint strewn with dead bodies and swarming with police officers. Taken for questioning by hard-nosed cop Solør (Henrik Mestad), Oscar recounts the unlikely events leading up to this point, starting with him winning a share of a 1.7m krone prize in a betting pool. But is Oscar telling the truth or spinning a wild yarn?

This was a blind buy from Poundland, and while I wouldn't exactly say that I hit the jackpot with my gamble, I don't regret spending my hard-earned cash on the DVD (all £1 of it!). Director Magnus Martens handles the darkly humorous tale of crime, treachery and murder with confidence, his cast put in solid performances, and there is plenty of grisly violence to keep fans of gritty crime capers satisfied for the duration. Where the film falls down slightly is in its narrative, which, despite plenty of twists and turns, isn't quite as clever or as deranged as it is clearly intended to be—certainly not on a par with the absurdist work of The Coen Brothers, as the DVD cover states.

6.5 out of 10, rounded up to 7 for IMDb.


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