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Directed by Morten Tyldum
Starring Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, SynnÃ¸ve Macody Lund, Julie Ã˜lgaard
Magnolia Home Entertainment
Originally Released: August 26, 2011
If youâ€™re a fan of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo or a nut for Jaime Lannister from Game of Thrones, then it is without any doubt that I can say that you will want to watch the magnetic Headhunters. Trust me on this one: you will find your eyeballs nailed to the screen with this parade.
Continuing the "Scandinavian noir" established by other authors and many movies, Headhunters is a little deceiving, but in a good way. By its very title, you have established expectations, which get blown out of the water by the movieâ€™s opening sequence, which then changes and gets whooshed out of the water even further by the progressions of the plot. Youâ€™ll have no idea what will kick you in the dick next.
Created in the home of Black Metal, the Norwegian film follows the character of plainly-named Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) who leads a successful business life as a headhunter for well-established firms from throughout Europe. While he enjoys a high level of achievement financially with his career, it is not enough (in his mind) for the lifestyle he wishes to lead for him and his wife Diana (SynnÃ¸ve Macody Lund).
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