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  • Actors: Aksel Hennie, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Synnøve Macody Lund, Julie Ølgaard, Kyrre Haugen Sydness
  • Directors: Morten Tyldum
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: Norwegian, Danish, Swedish
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9 - 1.77:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: 15
  • Studio: Momentum Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: 13 Aug. 2012
  • Run Time: 89 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (183 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B007W25I1K
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,955 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Product Description

Roger Brown is successful, charismatic and always gets what he wants. By day he is an unrivalled corporate headhunter and husband to his beautiful wife Diana, but by night is a prolific art thief with a keen eye for great antiquities.

However, Roger’s ambition soon gets the better of him as he is lured into a dangerous game of cat and mouse when he goes after the biggest heist of his life, only to discover his victim is also a skilled headhunter in the most literal sense.

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The rich work of Jo Nesbo has enthralled readers of his novels across the world, and the big screen adaptation of Headhunters proves equally compelling. It tells the story of the headhunter of the story’s title, a man called Roger Brown, who’s adept at finding the right person for the right job. But that’s not all he does: he’s also, in his spare time, something of an expert art thief, and that proves the catalyst for an involving, well-made, twisty thriller, one with a good number of surprises up its proverbial sleeve.

What’s particularly pleasing about Headhunters is the work it puts in to successfully put the basics in place. The narrative, after all, is strong, but it’s the character work that pays dividends. Everyone is painted to some degree in shades of grey, and it helps make the film itself a lot more unpredictable than your typical Hollywood thriller. A special mention too for the performance of Aksel Hennie in the lead role, whose uneasy shifts of tone make him utterly compelling.

The key addition to the disc release of the film is a special feature that digs into the making of Headhunters. It runs just over 20 minutes, and is enjoyable enough to watch. You get the trailer bundled in there too. The key attraction remains, though, a thumping good thriller, that puts the gimmicks aside in favour of telling a twisting story exceptionally well. --Jon Foster

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5 stars

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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. J. Richards on 27 Aug. 2012
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Headhunters is a truly epic piece of work through it's brisk beginning to ludicrous middle on to the twisty, thrilling and sombre climax, it really is a film to cherish.

This Scandinavian flamboyant thriller has one of the slickest production values i have seen for some time considering it's modest budget. The editing and camera-work is astonishing bringing to life even the most inanimate of objects..such as milk cartons!
The plotting of Headhunters is not as intricate or head spinning as it leads you to suspect, in fact come the middle third the narrative s there feverishly to help move things along as does the patience and virtue of the film's non-showy cast. In particular our anti-hero Roger Brown(even the name has a sense of irony and caricature)is one of the most well written and compelling of antagonists for some while and his values and worth all come to the fore front for the audience to either sympathize or frustrate in equal measure it might seem. Any ethical questions that arise are swiftly answered by surprising and often hilarious results. If the film has a tone, theme, message to it(it doesn't need one) it is that ones self can be awoken by the most drastic and sensational of circumstances..you really will never know what is round the corner...like Roger Brown says sometimes you just got to gamble!
Headhunters perhaps has one too many coincidences and 'would that really happen' moments perhaps but can be overlooked by the sheer audacity of it all. It will not be every ones cup of tea with its grisly scenes and laconic, parsimonious and dark humour but it has just enough convention to keep even the less attentive entertained.
Headhunters is the type of film that does not come around too often but when it does we all need to sit up and take note before Hollywood remakes it. An absolute joy!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Susman VINE VOICE on 25 May 2012
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I am writing a review about a product that is yet to be released on DVD, after recently seeing said film.

Through the opening credits, Roger Brown, our hero or antihero depending on your viewpoint, does a voiceover that explains the five rules of art theft. He then proceeds with a poised wit to demonstrate his manipulative gifts by bending a client to his will while extracting the information he needs to steal a valuable lithograph of Edvard Munch's The Brooch.

Roger Brown seems to have everything, a trophy wife he fears losing and a girlfriend that is only on the scene for his apparent pleasure. Roger has a fancy home with all the mod cons and likes the finer things in life, along with this his wife who is very high maintenance and hence he lives way beyond his means. His job as a leading Headhunter, for recruitment agency hardly pays the bills, however, it does enable him to pick out `marks' and then rob them of valuable art work - the main source of his income!

Roger is not particularly likable and his vicious world of international commerce is unattractive. However, a malevolent fate comes up the Kattegat in the form of Clas Greve (leading Danish actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) to pursue the complacent, antihero.
Greve is a handsome, wealthy, charismatic son of a Dutch father and a Norwegian mother, apparently between jobs, having recently worked for a major military contractor. Roger seeks him out for Pathfinder, a conglomerate run from Oslo, and sees him as a target for theft as he secretly owns a valuable Rubens that apparently came into the family's hands by way of Nazi confiscation during the Second World War.

What follows is `tour de force' of violence and dark humour.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By godzilla78 VINE VOICE on 10 May 2012
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Roger Brown loves to live the high life. He has expensive tastes, a beautiful wife but all of this costs a lot of money and that is one thing Roger does not have a great deal of. He is keeping his head above the water and lives in fear of the future. His beautiful wife wants to start a family, Roger doesn't and is afraid he will lose her thus he lives the life of a high roller. The man is slick and from the beginning of the film he is cast as a rather horrible, vain character. In the end the viewer will perhaps have a different opinion. His job pays well but in order to spend big he must resort to stealing valuable pieces of art and replace them with forgeries.

So it comes to the moment when he crosses the wrong man. This man is Clas Greve, ex special forces member who also specializes in nano technology. He owns an extremely valuable piece of art which Roger views as being an early retirement package. And so the chase is on and Roger's life gets turned upside down rather quickly by a man who is just as smart and certainly more deadly. There is one scene in particular where Roger finds himself literally in the s***!

Thrills, spills, mixed well with some black humour and a dollop of action all combine to make it stylishly Scandinavian!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Dra Ana Neves on 29 July 2012
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My boyfriend is Norwegian and in one of our trips to Norway I discovered Jo Nesbø's writing and got completely addicted, so when I got my hands on the film I was absolutely thrilled to see it.
It's an amazing book and the movie doesn't disappoint at all, obviously there are some missing items but nevertheless it makes you cling on to the screen from the beginning until the very end which is quite unpredictable ;)
Totally recommend!
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