Headhunters (Norwegian: Hodejegerne)
This is a thriller-action movie based on the 2008 novel of the same name by Jo Nesbø. Even though produced in 2011, I’d read that this was one highly-rated film that is virtually unknown.
The beginning is a bit slow and if I didn’t know Headhunters had such widely positive reviews, I’d have lost interest. However, a little over a quarter of the way through the movie, things pick up.
Roger is a headhunter, but also an art thief. His friend, Ove, works in security and disables alarms and cameras for Roger to steal art and replace with forgeries. However, Clas (played by Hollywood actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) wants Roger to recommend him for a position with Pathfinder, the company Roger is working with. He refuses. Clas uses a GPS tracking gel that he invented to hunt Roger down.
This is where the movie gets exciting. Unfortunately, I can’t say much more, or I’ll give away the plot. If you like thrillers, action, and don’t mind foreign films, give Headhunters a try.
My rating 4.8 out of 5
Andrea R. Cooper writes fantasy, paranormal, historical and romantic suspense.
Her favorite childhood memories revolved around creating vibrant characters for her friends, and then acting out their adventures. Inside her fantasy worlds of darkened forests, dragon-filled glades, and iced islands, nothing was banned. From the ethereal Elvin to the most maligned Vampires, all were welcome in her fictional realities, a stark contrast to her home, where the magical and mythical was forbidden.