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Jackpot (2011)

Arme Riddere (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 27 June 2014 (USA)
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Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools...

Director:

Magnus Martens

Writers:

Magnus Martens (screenplay), Jo Nesbø (story)
2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kyrre Hellum Kyrre Hellum ... Oscar
Mads Ousdal ... Thor
Henrik Mestad Henrik Mestad ... Solør
Arthur Berning ... Billy
Andreas Cappelen Andreas Cappelen ... Tresko
Lena Kristin Ellingsen Lena Kristin Ellingsen ... Trine
Fridtjov Såheim ... Gjedde
Peter Andersson ... Lasse
Jan Grønli Jan Grønli ... Clausen
Marie Blokhus Marie Blokhus ... Gina
Anne Marie Ottersen ... Thors mamma
Fredrik Petersson Fredrik Petersson ... Gøran
Isidor Alcaide Backlund Isidor Alcaide Backlund ... Lasses sønn
Laban Eliasson Laban Eliasson ... Svensk politi 1
Margaretha Noole Margaretha Noole ... Svensk politi 2
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Storyline

Terrified and bloody, Oscar Svendsen awakes clinched to a shotgun in a strippers joint. Around him 8 dead men, and police aiming at him. To Oscar it's clear that he is innocent. It all started when four chaps won 1,7 million on the pools...

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Every Man For Himself See more »

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

Norway

Language:

Norwegian | Swedish

Release Date:

27 June 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Jackpot See more »

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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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Trivia

At about 1:11:55 into the movie, when the landlord confronts Oscar about hearing noises he is reading a Jo Nesbo book (The Leopard). Jo Nesbo is the author of the story behind this movie. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Christmas Cruelty! (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

I Cant Get You Off My Mind
Performed by Miss Li
Music & Lyrics by Linda Carlsson & Sonny Gustafson
Published by National Songs 2
2011 National
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Madcap Scandi crime with some truly macabre comic moments
6 February 2015 | by Leofwine_dracaSee all my reviews

JACKPOT is a Tarantino-esque crime thriller, laced with black comedy and based on a story by Jo Nesbo, the man responsible for the excellent HEADHUNTERS. This film isn't another HEADHUNTERS, but it does feel in the same territory and it comes close at times. It's a gruesome tale of thieves falling out, packed with twists and turns and all manner of unholy murder.

The story begins with deceptive simplicity: a work syndicate win millions on a lottery. However, things soon take a dark turn indeed, and we're soon up to our necks in blood-spraying murder. Apart from the opening flash-forward scene which spoils later surprises (I typically hate non-linear scenes in films, except in the likes of PULP FICTION where they're done right), there's little to dislike here.

The actors are likable, the direction is decent, and the comedy really adds to the experience. JACKPOT is a perfect film for both fans of Scandi crime and madcap black comedies; not a classic perhaps, but it's certainly good and better than most even if it does tell a familiar storyline these days.


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