“Headhunters” – Or, The Man Hunt
Based on the 2008 bestseller by Scandinavian novelist Jo Nesbø, Headhunters is a crime thriller with more twists and turns than any similar film I’ve seen in the last ten years. Nominated for the 2013 BAFTA Best Foreign Language Film and directed by the remarkable Morten Tyldum (also director of The Imitation Game), Headhunters will not disappoint!
The story opens with Roger, (Aksel Hennie), a successful headhunter, living a life of luxury far beyond his means. Never confident that his wife, a stunningly beautiful blonde, could really love his unremarkable self, Roger uses his wife’s clients and database to steal art to subsidize their expensive lifestyle and to keep her from leaving. But one painting he decides to steal belongs to Clas Greve, a military special-ops agent trained in GPS tracking. Greve (Nicolaj Coster-Waldau, who plays Jaime Lannister in HBO’s “Game of Thrones”) begins to unravel the heist and suspects that the seemingly respectable corporate recruiter is a thief by night.
To say more about Headhunters is to spoil the adrenaline rush of a techno-thriller cat-and-mouse game like no other seen on the silver screen. Bourne Identity eat your heart out. Headhunters pulsates with heart-pounding tension and surprising subplots, and has probably the most unforgettable outhouse scene ever!
Rent it on Netflix (video streaming) and get ready to join the hunt!