Headhunters

Headhunters

Headhunters

Norwegian thriller about a corporate art thief who goes for the biggest score of his career, but finds himself in great danger after the by-the-numbers heist goes bad. Based on the novel by Jo Nesbø.

Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is married to a gorgeous gallery owner and a master corporate headhunter. To support their luxurious lifestyle, Roger has a side operation... When interviewing potential CEOs for his clients, he steers the conversation toward cultural tastes, and specifically art. After judging their personal collections, Roger sends the hopeful businessmen to meet the company and robs their homes, replacing their paintings with convincing frauds. Enter Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones), a CEO in possession of an extremely valuable Peter Paul Rubens painting. The score will set Roger financially free, but the straightforward robbery goes horribly wrong - Clas Greve may turn out to be the worst thing that’s ever happened to Roger Brown.

2011Rating: R16, contains violence & sex scenes98 minsNorwayNorwegian and Danish with English subtitles
ActionCrimeThrillerWorld Cinema

Headhunters / Reviews

Urban Cinefile

Urban Cinefile

A rip-roaring edge of seat thriller that delivers tension, surprises and black humour

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New Zealand Herald

New Zealand Herald

To be honest, the film's myriad plot twists - some of which brush plausibility aside - and abrupt changes of tone left me a little confused at times about what was going on. But that is rather the point.

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Dominion Post

Dominion Post

Not that you'll mind Headhunters playing it fast and loose with your credulity. If you're anything like me you'll be too busy laughing at the bleak humour, and occasionally flinching at the bloodiness of the violence.

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