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More Nordic Noir fun with the talented Mads Mikkelsen,
This review is from: Exit [DVD] (DVD)
This is another re release of a film, this time from 2006 starring the highly rated Mads Mikkelsen as Thomas Skepphult a Swedish businessman and a successful one to boot. We are shown a very dark happening some years before and that is left hanging, until that very incident comes back to haunt Thomas. This is as his partner is about to retire and leave everything to him.
But as in all good thrillers all great plans go to pot this time due to third party intervention and the pesky cops who always get it wrong. Then people start to die and Thomas is implicated. This develops into a thriller where Mr Mikkelsen has to prove his innocence, find the guilty party and protect his family whilst paying trusted confidantes oodles of cash to help him. Oh and trying not to be killed at the same time.
So is it any good? Well I really enjoyed it but this was an adaptation of the book by Jasper Karrbrink and it is hard to condense a complicated plot into 100 minutes of screen time. It is however, gripping in places and the suspense is palpable. The acting is all very good as is always the case from Mads Mikkelsen he is excellent. It might be cynical of me but I think this has only had a re release because of his recent success and concomitant popularity.
All that aside this fits in well with the ever growing catalogue of Nordic Noir and I must admit I am a fan so as I missed it first time round, it was nice to get it brought back to my attention. A good solid film , with good direction and acting that may leave a few loose ends but you do ultimately feel that you have seen a rewarding piece of cinema - recommended to Nordic noir fans and if you like a good thriller.