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R| 1 hr. 40 min.

Plot Summary
A corporate recruiter (Aksel Hennie), who moonlights as an art thief, plans to steal a valuable painting from the perfect candidate (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) for a job he needs to fill.

Cast: Aksel Hennie , Nikolaj Coster-Waldau , Synnøve Macody Lund , Julie Ølgaard , Eivind Sander , Daniel Bratterud , Baard Owe , Joachim Rafaelsen

Director: Morten Tyldum

Genres: Action, Thriller, Crime drama

Distributor: Magnolia Pictures

Headhunters (2012)

Release Date: April 27th, 2012|1 hr. 40 min.

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  • September 16, 2012 er00000000129482
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    Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) seems to have it all, a top corporate headhunter with a beautiful wife, and all the lavish trappings of a successful life. Cocky and supremely arrogant, reputation and taking risks is everything to Brown. Brown also leads a double life, which is possibly even more lucrative. He meets his match in Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Walda). Greve is cockier still, wealthier, handsome, taller (Brown is ‘only’ 5ft 6″) and probably even more loathsome. Brown tries to persuade Greve to join his company, but Greve refuses to play his game and things start to unravel. Clearly ruffled, Browns perfect existence quickly deteriorates as Greve engages him in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Brown becomes a shell of a man through a series of terrifying events, some so humiliating that you might actually sympathise with his *************. With one of the best cinematic ‘Why is this **** happening to me?’ faces of recent times, the excellent Hennie is completely believable whether smarmy or ridiculously out of his depth. Director Tyldum has created a stylish and entertaining thriller, full of darkly comic tension. ‘Headhunters’ does require a generous amount of suspension of disbelief, but the film’s momentum was just too quick by the end and much was glossed over too swiftly. You had little time to consider how implausible the proceedings were, however inventive the many tw

  • September 01, 2012 zg00000000074322
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    overall it was a pretty good film with lots of action. It has a Tarantinoesque ending too.

  • August 29, 2012 cl00000000128375
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'Headhunters': Jaime Lannister Is Evil In The Movies, Too

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Moviefone Staff on Apr 26th, 2012 7:51AM

In "Game of Thrones," Nikolaj Coster-Waldau plays Jaime Lannister. Referred to as the Kingslayer, Jaime is one of the more despicable characters on the show; at one point in the series, he tries to...

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