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European Film Festival, Kilkenny.

Next festival: 24–30 Nov 2014


European Film Festival, Kilkenny.

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Jackpot Dir. Magnus Martens

  • Norway
  • 90 mins
  • 2011
  • Crime Thriller comedy
  • Colour
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    Director: Magnus Martens
    Original Title: Arme Riddere
    Language: Norwegian, Swedish

    Main Cast: Kyrre Hellum, Mads Ousdal, Henrik Mestad

    Based on a story by Jo Nesbø

    Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a stripper joint. Around him, eight dead men, and gun-toting police. To Oscar it’s clear that he’s innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1.7 million on the pools…

    Based on an original story by best-selling author, Jo Nesbø, JACKPOT is a comedy in the realm of Tarantino’s absurd action universe.

    The movie is set in the border country between Norway and Sweden, where we meet a bunch of scruffy guys; Oscar, Thor, Billy and Tresko, who share a criminal past. They are working in a strange factory in the middle of nowhere producing plastic Christmas trees. But they are also gamblers. Like most people they never win anything, until now…

    This is the story of the time they actually won 1,739,361 Norwegian Kroner, a number that proves impossible to divide into four equal parts…

The Bottom Line:

Fargo meets Reservoir Dogs in this pitch-black comedy thriller, based on a story by best-selling author, Jo Nesbø. Seamless comic performances and razor sharp direction have marked this film out for special attention. Based on your feedback, we’ve brought it back to SUBTITLE this year.

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