Norwegian author Jo Nesbø's funny, dark novel Headhunters has been sold in 10 countries. Now director Morten Tyldum has adapted the story for the big screen resulting in an action-packed crime thriller starring Aksel Hennie, Synnove Macody Lund and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
The subtitled Norwegian film follows the story of Roger Brown (Hennie), Norway's most successful headhunter who lives a life of luxury in an expensive villa with his gallery owner wife Diana (Lund) – a home he subsidises by stealing expensive artwork.
When Diana introduces him to Clas Greve (Coster-Waldau), a former elite soldier and a chief executive in the electronics business who owns an extremely valuable painting, Brown sees an opportunity to get rid of his financial worries once and for all – and begins planning his final, most audacious art theft.
But Greve is also playing games and when Brown breaks into his house to steal the painting he discovers something that changes his life completely and makes him a hunted man. This is a brilliant cat-and-mouse chase that will have you on the edge of your seat. Thrilling stuff.