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Jackpot (Arme Riddere)

Jackpot (Arme Riddere)
  • 2011
  • Norway
  • 85 min
  • 15
  • 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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Jackpot (Arme Riddere)

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Profile: Magnus Martens, director of Jackpot

6 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…

Jackpot

1 Aug 20124 stars

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 Planner

25 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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