Norway

Synopsis

Roger appears to have it all. He is Norway’s most successful headhunter, married to a beautiful gallery owner and owns a magnificent house. But he is living above his means and is stealing art on the side. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to Clas Greve. Not only is Greve the perfect candidate for a position that Roger is recruiting for, he is also in possession of “The Calydonian Boar Hunt” by Rubens, one of the most sought-after paintings in modern art history. Roger sees his chance to become financially independent and starts planning his biggest theft ever. But soon he runs into trouble – and it’s not financial problems that are threatening to knock him over this time …

Director's Statement

I wish to entertain, move and spark reflection with HEADHUNTERS. It is a film with a huge story to tell, but it remains unafraid to make you laugh or gasp in suspense. It’s a genre movie that wants to do more than be forgotten as soon as the popcorn has been consumed and one has left the cinema.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Morten Tyldum

Written by: Lars Gudmestad, Ulf Ryberg

Produced by: Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn

Cinematography: John Andreas Andersen

Main Cast: Aksel Hennie (Roger Brown), Synnøve Macody Lund (Diana Brown), Eivind Sander (Ove Kjikerud), Nikolaj Coter-Waldau (Clas Greve)

Nominations and Awards

  • People's Choice Award 2012