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Headhunters (Hodejegerne) (2011)

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Starring (View all)
Aksel Hennie Aksel Hennie
Roger
Eivind Sander Eivind Sander
Ove Kjikerud
Reidar Sørensen Reidar Sørensen
Brede Sperre


Written by
Ulf Ryberg Ulf Ryberg
(screenplay)
Jo Nesbø Jo Nesbø
(novel)


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A good movie

5 years, 6 months ago at Jul 5 7:44
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A couple of years ago, my wife bought me a book written by Jo Nesbø, it was one of these thrillers starring Harry Hole. Eventually, even though I didn’t expect much about it, I thought it was pretty good and I even ended up reading a 2nd book about Harry Hole for which, by the way, they will soon release a movie adaptation starring Michael Fassbender as Harry Hole.  Anyway, I had noticed that ... read more

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An impressive and well written piece of work: dissecting the topics of career, ambition and love in the most interesting ways is what this movie succeeds in. It may not be an exemplary piece on ethics and on how our society should work, but it shed light on the more intricate details of human relationships, in terms of professional and more intimate relationships as well as on what friendship can ... read more
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Description: Roger seems to be living the dream: a stellar career as headhunter and married to a beautiful wife who deals in art with her own art gallery. Beyond that however, things may not be as simple as they may seem. To fund his excessive lifestyle, he steals precious pieces of art. Everything seems to work out great as he meets Clas Greve one day - not only is he the perfect candidate for a position Roger tries to place him in, he also owns a very valuable work of art. ... (more)
Release date: 26 August 2011
Tags: Thriller (7), Crime (6), Norwegian (6), Norway (5), 2010s (4), Action (3), Oslo (3), 2012 (3), Germany (2), Hunted (2), 2011 (2), (2), Drama (1), City (1), Murder (1), Art (1), Pregnancy (1), Foreign Language (1), Police (1)
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the giraffe voted for a review of Headhunters 5 years, 6 months ago

“A couple of years ago, my wife bought me a book written by Jo Nesbø, it was one of these thrillers starring Harry Hole. Eventually, even though I did”

johanlefourbe posted a review 5 years, 6 months ago

A good movie

“A couple of years ago, my wife bought me a book written by Jo Nesbø, it was one of these thrillers starring Harry Hole. Eventually, even though I didn’t expect much about it, I thought it was pretty good and I even ended up reading a 2nd book about Harry Hole for which, by the way, they will soon release a movie adaptation starring Michael Fassbender as Harry Hole.  Anyway, I had noticed that this movie adapted from his work had some pretty good ratings so I was quite eager to check it out and I even managed to convince my wife to watch it with me. Eventually, I think we both enjoyed it, even if the story was sometimes seriously far-fetched. I mean, at some point, the main character go all the way down into a cesspool, I mean, seriously, all the way down, he even has to breath with a t” read more

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