Jackpot (Arme Riddere)
- 85 min
- Directed by: Magnus Martens
- Cast: Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad, Marie Blokhus, Mads Ousdal, Andreas Cappelen, Arthur Berning, Lena Kristin Ellingsen, Jan Grønli, Fridtjov Såheim, Peter Andersson
- Language: Norwegian
Black comedy in which a syndicate of workers at a Norwegian artificial Christmas tree factory win big on the pools leading to friendships breaking down and violent characters surface. Not a game-changer, but still a sprightly low-budget film that will appeal to fans of the Nordic crime genre.
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Reviews & features
Profile: Magnus Martens, director of Jackpot6 Aug 2012
The Norwegian director on the comedy and violence in his Jo Nesbo adaptation
Born 1973, Stord, Norway Background Oslo-based writer and director Martens has worked in film and television for over a decade, notably on 2003’s football–based United. He was writing his own crime comedy screenplay when he was offered the chance…
Jackpot1 Aug 2012
Second Jo Nesbo adaptation once again gleefully mixes comedy and gory violence
The Jo Nesbo phenomenon shifted from publishing to cinema with the unexpected box-office and critical success of this year’s art-crime drama Headhunters. Following quickly on its heels, director Magnus Martens has adapted an original story by Nesbo to…
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2012 Day Planner25 Jun 2012
Day-by-day highlights of the 2012 EIFF
List film editor Gail Tolley selects the highlights of this year’s Edinburgh International Film Festival. You can catch every one of these films in the order they’re listed.
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