In Order of Disappearance (Kraftidioten)
Director: Hans Petter
Cast: Stellen Skarsgard, Tobias Santeimann, Kristofer Hiuju
Genre: Crime Comedy
Language: Norwegian, Swedish with English subtitles
Country of Origin: Norway 2014 116 mins.
Released by METRODOME
'A stylish action thriller laced with black humour and an ever mounting body count.'
As pillar of the community Nils (Stellan Skarsgaard) is awarded 'Citizen of the Year' he learns that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting that death isn't the result of an overdose, Nils begins to investigate, uncovering links between his son's death and an ongoing gang war between 'Papa' (Bruno Ganz), a Serbian Mafia drug dealer and a sociopathic criminal mastermind known as 'The Count' (Pal Sverre Hagan) which places him at the center of an escalating underworld gang war.
It's Citizen of the Year Nils on the righteous vengeance path, an ever mounting body count and a mystified Mr Big. And it's not just a bullet in the head. Nils has got the ultimate weapon, his snowplough.
'In Order of Disappearance' is a stylish, entertaining and intelligent action-thriller laced with black humour and a stunningly beautiful snow covered Norwegian backdrop soaks up the blood spattered corpses with ease. The Count's hilarious, a keep fit, twitching vegetarian neurotic fighting his ex-wife for custody of their son who dishes out health drinks to his henchmen whilst as his empire implodes and Bruno Ganz brings a marvellous world weary touch to the mayhem in this tongue-in-cheek action thriller.
Nordic noir triumphs.