In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten)


Rafael 2 Fri, Oct 10, 2014 5:45 PM
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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Humor-In the Jocular Vein
Running Time:116
Director:Hans Petter Moland
Producer:Finn Gjerdrum
Stein B. Kvae
Screenwriter:Kim Fupz Aakeson
Cinematographer:Philip Øgaard
Editor:Jens Christian Fodstad
Cast:Stellan Skarsgård
Tobias Santlemann
Bruno Ganz
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen
Print Source:Paradox
Note Writer:D. Fear


FOCUS: HUMOR—IN THE JOCULAR VEIN Nils Dickman (Stellan Skarsgård), a Swedish snowplow driver and pillar of his small-town Norwegian community, is a Scandinavian assimilation success story: Citizen of the Year, “but not so lucky with that name.” When tragedy strikes, Dickman is called to identify the body of his deceased son. But he isn’t buying the cause of death; he soon discovers his boy was an innocent casualty in a drug war between “The Count” (Tobias Santelmann) and a Serbian crime don (Wings of Desire’s Bruno Ganz). In a flash, this mild-mannered everyman starts plowing his way to the criminal responsible for the murder, one body at a time. Director Hans Petter Moland (A Somewhat Gentle Man, MVFF 2010) gives us a Tarantino-esque landscape of vegan kingpins, closeted-homosexual henchmen, crooks with movie-character nicknames, a spaghetti-Western soundtrack, and some seriously black Scandinavian humor. It’s a stunning, snow-filled thriller reminding us that revenge is a dish best served cold.

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Hans Petter Moland