Magnus Martens | Norway | 2011 | 86m | Norwegian w/Eng ST | Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad, Marie Blokhus
Based on an original story by bestselling author Jo Nesbø, the gloriously fun and pulpy Jackpot is set in the border country between Norway and Sweden.
We meet a bunch of scruffy guys; Oscar, Thor, Billy and Tresko (The Clog), who share a criminal past and work in a strange factory in the middle of nowhere, producing plastic Christmas trees. So far, so innocuous, but they're also gamblers, and when they win 1.739.361 Norwegian Kroner - a number that proves impossible to divide into four equal parts - fun (and trouble) soon ensue in this riotously black action-comedy with shades of Tarantino.
"[...] blissfully bloody and deliciously dark [...] a savagely funny and brutally stylish pulp thriller that will impress fans of the genre." Mark Adams, Screen Daily
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Norwegian with English subtitles