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December 26, 2012

"Headhunters" — A thriller from another country (Norway)

Watching the trailers above and below won't scratch the surface of the gem of a film this is.

I watched it last night (Apple TV) because I'd read some review somewhere that said it was really good.

Understatement — it's really good.

Just the kind of movie I like: good story, excellent actors none of whom I'd ever seen before in my life, compellingly directed, and just when you think you know where it's going it veers off the most likely path and becomes completely unpredictable and more absorbing by the minute.

One of those movies where you think, OK, this is how and when it's gonna end but instead a whole new story breaks out, and possible great ending sequence after ending sequence plays out only to give birth to yet another series of events.

Lagniappe: Nice chance to see Norway if, like me, you've never been and aren't likely to visit anytime sooner or later.

Fair warning: In Norwegian with subtitles which most likely won't bother you much but did pose a bit of logistical problem for me since Gray Cat chose to watch not from my lap but, rather, from atop the toasty cable box which wouldn't have posed a problem if she'd defaulted to her supine nap pose but for some reason she found the film compelling enough to decide to watch it in Egyptian classic sitting cat pose two inches in front of the TV screen which required endless reiterations of me uprooting myself from my deep chair potato position of choice to sit up and gently lift her off the box and onto the chair only to have her do her thing and return to the cable box and resume the position, this sequence replaying about six or eight times before we both got tired of it and I gave in and just leaned to the side to read the subtitles as best I could. Having given her lesson, Gray Cat smirked at me and then settled in for a postprandial Christmas nap.

Bonus: You don't need to have Netflix or Apple TV or even a TV or computer: $3.99 right here right now on any Internet-connected screen.

December 26, 2012 at 12:01 PM | Permalink


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Or free from the library! Thanks Joe.

Posted by: Jeff | Dec 26, 2012 12:17:06 PM

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