Norway’s biggest international best-selling author, Jo Nesbø, gets the big screen treatment in Hodejegerne (Headhunters) (Morten Tyldum, 2011) and Splendid Cinema is excited about bringing this film to Worcester.
Roger Brown (Askel Hennie) is overcompensating for his shortness by being the best corporate headhunter in Scandanavia and being married to the uber-gorgeous Diana (Synnøve Macody Lund). Roger is also an art thief of no small acclaim. But our anti-hero has more than met his match, when he tries to lift a priceless Reubens from SAS-trained psychopath Clas Greve (played with perfect menace by Game of Thrones star Nikolaj Coster-Waldau).
Director Tyldum brings the right amount of absurdity to Nesbø’s story, very much in the spirit of some of the Coen Brothers’ films, whom Tyldum cites as an inspiration to him. Headhunters is the right amount of humour, horror and nail-biting suspense one expects from a Nesbø story. Tyldum also demonstrates that he can out-do Hollywood in making fast-paced, glossy and absolutely gorgeous thrillers.
Nominated for a BAFTA for Best Film Not in the English Language at this year’s awards, Headhunters has already won the People Choice award at the 2012 Norwegian Oscars, the Amanda Awards. This movie is a definite crowd-pleaser! Don’t believe us? Here’s the trailer:
In addition, we will be screening Hotel Bardo, a magical short film by Lauren Hatchard before the feature as part of our new initiative supporting local filmmakers while also celebrating the best in World Cinema.
All films are screened at the Worcester Arts Workshop (21 Sansome St., Worcester, WR1 1UH) on Sunday evenings at 18:30 (box office will open 30 minutes before the film) (note new start time). Café Bliss is also open for a pre-show treat.
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Hodejegerne (Headhunters) (Norway, 2011, Morten Tyldum) 89 min. 15 Cert.
27 January 2013
Box office opens at 6pm, film begins at 6:30pm
Tickets £5 on the door, or in advance from
Worcester Arts Workshop, 21 Sansome Street, Worcester, WR1 1UH
- Headhunters/Hodejegerne (2011): Short Man Attitude… (mikesfilmtalk.com)
- Headhunters (2011) (canadiancinephile.com)
- Headhunters by Jo Nesbo: A Killer Interview… (mikesfilmtalk.com)
- Headhunters (themoviereport.net)
- BAFTAs 2013: Full Nominations (musicnfilm.wordpress.com)