Headhunters: Directed by Morten Tyldum. With Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Eivind Sander. An accomplished headhunter risks everything to obtain a valuable painting owned by a former mercenary.
“Pretty boy Aksel Hennie (ginger beauty on a par with Julian Rhind-Tutt), proves to be well cast in this frantic thriller. Starting as an arrogant self-important but clearly insecure (at just 5u0026#39;6u0026quot;)office type, he soon shows his coolness in robbing job candidates of their fine art. The story is inventive and translates well to the screen in this version directed by Morten Tyldum. The action soon turns horrifying and Aksel Hennie has the perfect physiognomy to illustrate the change without recourse to words. You really do travel this terrible journey with him and it is truly terrifying. You begin to empathise with a man you have no reason to like, and that is saying something! Thank goodness there is no smell-o-vision as Roger Brown seeks refuge in a cesspool. Thereu0026#39;s nowhere for him to go and no way of hiding. You do feel he will never survive – and this takes you right to the penultimate scenes. A marvellous tour de force by all involved. Hurrah! A brilliant film at last!”