Jackpot (Arme Riddere) (15)
24 August - 30 August 2012
Following hot on the heels of Headhunters, this is the second cinematic adaptation of a Jo Nesbø book to hit our screens this year. Brutally stylish and wickedly funny, Jackpot proves that Scandinavian crime drama is still going from strength to strength.
When the police are called out to investigate a violent shootout at the Pink Heaven porn shop, they must work out how their only surviving suspect/witness Oscar (Kyrre Hellum) ended up emerging bloody and battered from beneath the corpse of a large woman. What transpires is the story of a soccer betting pool gone wrong. Oscar and his three friends, Thor, Billy and Tresko, have a shared criminal past and a passion for gambling but things turn ugly when they win 1,739,361 Norwegian Kroner – a number that is impossible to divide into four equal parts.
Full of twists and turns, and the unfortunate use of a wood chipper at the Christmas tree factory where Oscar works, Jackpot leads to a deadly conclusion. A complex thriller from start to end, Jackpot has a superb soundtrack and makes great use of its Norwegian locations. Certainly not for the faint of heart, Jackpot is (quite literally) great, bloody fun.