Wednesday, June 22, 2016

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“Height matters. That’s the short and long of it for the charming, sometimes bumbling hero of this one-of-a-kind thriller. At 5 feet 6 inches, Roger Brown looks up to his gorgeous, statuesque wife with anxiety. ‘You don’t need a Ph.D.,’ he tells us early on, ‘to realize that I overcompensate for my height.’ Nor do you need one to realize that Roger, Norway’s leading corporate headhunter and an avocational art thief, is over his head when his heist of a priceless Rubens goes fearfully wrong. HEADHUNTERS, in Norwegian with English subtitles, was directed by Morten Tyldum, and was based on a novel by the Norwegian crime writer Jo Nesbø. A transgenre thriller that glides effortlessly from crisp social commentary through off-kilter comedy to paranoid terror, it’s on my short list of the most enjoyable movies in recent memory.” –Wall Street Journal

Part of the series Cold Cases: The Department Q Trilogy & the New Nordic Noir

  • Country Norway/Germany
  • Language In English, Norwegian, Danish and Russian with English subtitles
  • Year 2011
  • Running Time 100 minutes
  • Director Morten Tyldum

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