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Kraftidioten (2014)

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The honorable citizen Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.

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Hans Petter Moland
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stellan Skarsgård ... Nils Dickman
Bruno Ganz ... Papa
Pål Sverre Hagen ... Greven - Ole Forsby
Jack Sødahl Moland Jack Sødahl Moland ... Rune
Arthur Berning ... Police Officer 2
Stig Henrik Hoff ... Experienced Police Officer
Sergej Trifunovic ... Nebosja Mihajlovic
Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic Miodrag 'Miki' Krstovic ... Dragomir Bogdanovic (as Miodrag Krstovic)
Goran Navojec ... Stojan Micic
Jon Øigarden ... Karsten Petterson
Bjørn Moan Bjørn Moan ... Fred Remi Ås
Damir Babovic Damir Babovic ... Vuk Jovanovic
Anders Baasmo Christiansen ... Geir
Atle Antonsen ... Reddersen
Leo Ajkic Leo Ajkic ... Radovan Zupan
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Nils ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, and is recently awarded a Citizen of the Year Award. When his son is murdered for something he did not do, Nils wants revenge. And justice. His actions ignite a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss "Papa". Winning a blood feud isn't easy, especially not in a welfare state. But Nils has something going for him: Heavy machinery and beginners luck. Written by Paradox/Anonymous

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Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody violence, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

Norway | Denmark | Sweden

Release Date:

21 February 2014 (Norway) See more »

Also Known As:

En iskall jävel See more »

Filming Locations:

Beitostølen, Norway See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

NOK 35,304,282 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,208, 28 August 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$49,284, 16 September 2016
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The Battle of Kosovo (1389) was a battle between the combined army of Serbians and Bosnians against invading Turks of the Ottoman Empire. Both armies suffered heavy casualties, both being basically annihilated. The eventual outcome was the annexation of the Serbian provinces by the Ottomans. The Battle of Kosovo is significant in Serbian history and integral to Serbian national identity. See more »

Goofs

The Fisker Karma, being an electric vehicle, should have a license plate starting with 'EL', not 'DN'. See more »

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Greven: One man can disappear, two men can disappear, but three men can not fucking disappear without someone making them disappear!
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In the end credits the names of all actors appear at the same time, in grey letters on black background, scattered across the entire screen. In order of their disappearance (their last appearance in the film) the names are highlighted in white, then fade away entirely. See more »

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References Dirty Harry (1971) See more »

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Floden
Written by Bjørn Eidsvåg
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A Refreshing Dark Comedy from the North
14 January 2015 | by doboleventeSee all my reviews

Stellan is stellar in Kraftidioten and so are the ever-neurotic villain and his comrades. Northern comedies are famous for a sort of mocking realism, spiced with irony, complete, as a rule, with a generous amount of black humor (cf. Adam's Apples, Flickering Lights, The Green Butchers). Kraftidioten doesn't fail to deliver on that count, for sure. It is at the same time serious, playful, hilarious, and thus highly entertaining. The plot doesn't have huge surprises in store, but what it does have is of the finest strain. The story is nicely spun; the characters are memorable, and dialogs are well-written and wonderfully witty throughout.

The son of a snow plower driver is killed by drug dealers for something he's not involved in. This sends the father, who is by the way a highly-esteemed citizen thanks to his work for the community, into a paternal rage and on a quest to avenge his son, setting a domino effect in motion in the local mafia's life.

A snow-covered dark comedy that should please a wide variety of movie lovers for all the good reasons. Double thumbs up! 9/10.


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