Jackpot

Jackpot  {Arme Riddere}
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Jackpot
Arme Riddere
Norway, 2011, 90 Minute Running Time
Topics: Black Comedy, Buddy Picture, Crime, Film Noir
Program: Nordic Light
Language: Norwegian English Sub-Titles

Tightly scripted by director Magnus Martens from a story by Nordic noir maestro Jo Nesbø (Headhunters, PSIFF 2012), this blackly comic caper unspools at a rollicking pace. Opening with a literal bang and filled with jaw-dropping twists, the story alternates between the investigation of a messy crime scene at stripper bar Pink Heaven and flashbacks showing how sole survivor Oscar wound up there, bloody and terrified, beneath a fat woman’s corpse.

In small town Norway, near the Swedish border, Oscar supervises troublesome ex-cons as they produce artificial Christmas trees. When he joins three of his charges in a soccer betting pool, the quartet defies the odds and winds up with a winning ticket. But given the personalities involved, it stands to reason that the multi-million kronor payout won't be split four ways, and that the factory's wood chipper and nail gun will be put to nefarious use.

Cinephiles and thriller fans will delight in this stylish and fast-paced action-comedy, with its spot-on performances, inspired albeit gruesome gags, crack comic timing and barbed dialogue.

DIRECTOR: Magnus Martens
Producer: Martin Sundland, Are Heidenstrøm
Editor: Jon Endre Mørk
Screenwriter: Jo Nesbø, Magnus Martens
Cinematographer: Trond Høines
Music: Magnus Beite
Principal Cast: Kyrre Hellum, Mads Ousdal, Henrik Mestad
Filmography: United (2003)
Print Source: TrustNordisk - www.trustnordisk.com


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