Headhunters: Words, pictures, and grey-scale Tarantino

In 2011, a few years after Jo Nesbø’s 2008 crime novel Headhunters was published, Norwegian director Morten Tyldum (The Imitation Game, 2014) brought it to the big screen to huge commercial success, as well as positive critical reception.

Those familiar with the work of the acclaimed – also Norwegian – author know that Headhunters is not part of his famous Harry Hole series. Instead of detective Hole, the protagonist of this stand-alone novel is Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) and he is not a detective at all. Roger Brown is . . .

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Emma Vestrheim

Emma Vestrheim is the editor-in-chief of Cinema Scandinavia. Originally from Australia, she is now based in Bergen, Norway, and attends major Nordic film festivals to conduct interviews and review new films.