Downloadable Video - 2012 | Norwegian
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Roger is a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter. He lives a life of luxury well beyond his means and subsidizes his expensive lifestyle by stealing highly prized art. When his beautiful wife, an art gallery owner, introduces him to a former mercenary in possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all in order to obtain it, and in doing so, he discovers something that makes him a hunted man himself.
Publisher: [United States] : Magnolia : Made available through hoopla, 2012
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (ca. 100 min.)) : sd., col
Credits: Directed by Morten Tyldum.
Performers: Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Synnove Macody Lund, Eivind Sander, Julie R. Olgaard.
Audience: Rated R
Call Number: eVideo hoopla
Alternative Title: Headhunters


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Jul 18, 2019

Dark comedic aspects to a suspenseful thriller with some clever plot twists [and most definitely realistic from the corporate sense as this stuff has been going on since at least the 1920s] with some gory and bloody scenes, can be violent, along with several nuded scenes [of course I shut my eyes tightly when these occurred].
No heroes, just lesser bad guys . . . .

dmidlil Jan 11, 2018

Crazy movie! So strange and then keeps getting stranger.

Jan 10, 2016

Great film! Intelligently done. There is extensive violence as this is an action/thriller. Love the lead actor.
By the way, another great film with the lead actor is Max Manus (also available at vpl)

Aug 08, 2015

Morten Tyldum’s caustic satire on boardroom politics flies off the screen in a flurry of gut-wrenching violence and morbidly comical twists and turns. Panicked close-ups and widescreen mayhem are tossed about with expert precision while a devilishly clever script ensures the impeccable cast is put to good use. As Roger, Norwegian star Aksel Hennie uses his 5’6” frame and baby-faced features for all they’re worth, portraying a pint-sized goliath overcompensating at every turn in direct contrast to Coster-Waldau’s towering egotist. Their epic battle of wits crosses so many lines (warning: feces and dead pets) that the inevitable chase scenes might as well have taken place on a runaway roller coaster. Both a mean-spirited lampoon of all things corporate and a thriller of the first order, "Headhunters" is one of the better films to come out of Scandinavia in years!

kevfarley Jul 10, 2015

Its the Energizer thriller !!

It just keeps on going ,.. and going,.. and ...

Feb 09, 2015

Roger (played by Aksel Hennie, Scandinavia's answer to Steve Buscemi) has his share of problems. His art thefts are barely paying for his expensive lifestyle, which includes an expensive wife. And he has the bad luck to cross a Special Forces type, who is out to kill him by any means necessary. it is not certain if this film wants to be more like No Country for Old Men, or more like Fargo, but there is a definite Coen brothers influence.

Scaltro Jan 24, 2015

Orginal story, very well executed. So worth your time - wish more US movies were this original. True that the end is a little too neatly tied up but it's still a stellar movie.

Jan 06, 2015

Clever action thriller! Very entertaining!

Apr 15, 2014

A very clever, entertaining thriller that, although farfetched, hangs together perfectly.

Apr 01, 2014

Good movie, dark-spirited and macho but entertaining, sort of like the Coen Bros. Had high expectations, and was disappointed a bit as I didn't particularly like or sympathize with the "hero", and the film seems to depend on a kind of schadenfreude to entertain - I just wasn't in the mood for it that day.

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