All films I've seen from Nordic countries...
In Order of Disappearance
Upstanding community leader Nils (Stellan Skarsgård) has just won an award for "Citizen of the Year" when he learns the news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Suspecting foul play, Nils begins to investigate, and soon finds himself at the center of an escalating underworld gang war between Serbian drug dealers and a sociopathic criminal mastermind known only as “The Count.” Hans Petter Moland’s action-thriller is an entertaining and intelligent black comedy set in the dead of frozen Norwegian winter. In English, Norwegian, and Swedish with English subtitles.
I don't know who you are. I don't know what you want. If you're looking for cocaine, I can tell you I don't have drugs. But what I do have are a very particular set of snow removal vehicles; Snow removal vehicles I have acquired over a very long career. Snow removal vehicles that make me a nightmare for people like you. If you'd let my son go, that would've been the end of it. I wouldn't look for you, I wouldn't pursue you. But since you didn't, I will look for you, I will find you, and I will plow you.
Hans Petter Moland's film is a story about fathers and sons, parental responsibility and cold hearted, blood soaked revenge. Most people will see similarities with Headhunters or the quirky characters that populate the Coen's world although the icy Scandinavian humour, led by Stellan Skarsgaard, sets a tone all of its own.
Nils Dickman hails from Sweden but lives in Norway, recently crowned Citizen of The Year in his small town. Life as a respected family man is turned upside down when his son is murdered, believed to be the victim of a drug overdose. Nils refuses to accept the coroners report and heads off to track down the men he believes to be responsible; cue a pile of dead bodies…
Stellan Skarsgaard punches a lot of people on his way to nail a bad guy who is a cross between Richard E Grant and Richey from Bottom (only norwegian).
Stellan Skarsgård entra directo al número 1 del ranking "Charles Bronson del Siglo XXI". In order of disappearance combina violencia y humor negro de manera magistral, me ha dejado con ganas de mas material del duo HP Moland/S Skarsgård.
Kraftidioten, or In Order of Disappearance which it is called in English, is like an Norwegian crossover between the Coen brothers and Quentin Tarantino, just not as good. I felt like the movie was trying a bit too hard, it was trying to be tougher than it actually was. I know it's not to be taken completely serious, but I still feel like it could have done better with another cast, some of the actors felt very misscasted. The movie is still good entertainment, there's aspects that are really good, but still I can't seem to like it as much as everyone else seems to have.
The movie is about Nils, a Swedish immigrant that just has been awarded for…
This Norwegian/Swedish/Danish black-comedy revenge film is directed by Hans Petter Moland and starring Stellan Skarsgård and Pål Sverre Valheim Hagen (Kon-Tiki 2012). It was premiered at 64th Berlin International Film Festival. The spoken-language is English, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Serbian.
A desperate snow-plough driver Nils (Stellan) must settle score with the drug-lord (Sverre) for murdering his only adult son.
Film's got excellent music-score and locations. Filled with average but good performance, this Norwegian movie ensures audience to lay their trust in the Scandinavian film-industry. Give it a try and you won't be disappointed (except its duration).
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How do I pitch In Order of Disappearance? Imagine Taken if it were made by the Coen Brothers and with a screenplay written by Martin McDonagh. It's hard not to compare this to the works of these people, considering its influences is the snowy covered world of Fargo and it contains the wry profanity of McDonagh's works. The end result is a film where you'll be snickering at the moments that are absolutely horrible.
Nils Dickman (Stellan Skarsgard) is a stone, cold faced snow plow driver who wins the Citizen of the Year award…
What a great find! I had a lot of fun watching this and had only heard of it 5 seconds before I pressed play on Netflix.
The dark-humour is sprinkled in perfectly to the stunning camera work around Norway and the brutal killings of gangland-esque warfare.
Characters had minimal development due to the pacing of the film, which almost jumps in to the generic revenge thriller formula straight away, and it isn't even bad at that. The characters actually do develop along the story and you can really get a taste of how human or monstrous they are, if they survive long enough.
The screenplay is written perfectly and actually has an 'Order of Disappearance' which is absolutely hilarious.
The final scene is a perfect black comedy ending.
More snow, less talking & straight shooting. Nice little gem, especially in photography and equipment.
No-one does black humour like the Scandinavians! This dark but funny film follows a father investigating the death of his son.
Warning: the body count gets pretty high.
Klasse! Lakonischer Rache-Thriller mit viel trockenem Humor. Erinnert sehr an die zweite Staffel von Fargo
Το χιούμορ του με ξένισε υπερβολικά μετά τους πρώτους φόνους..Είχε δικό του στυλ δε λέω, αλλά τα κωμικοτραγικά μου έφερναν πιο πολύ σε παραφωνία..Ασύνδετες οι επιρροές από ΚΟέν και Ταραντίνο..
Father avenges the death of his son by hunting down those responsible. Turns a meek snow lough driver from a remote area of Norway into a wrecking ball. Has some dark comic moments, which I enjoyed. It couldn't seem to decide if it wanted to be drama or black comedy though. I would have preferred for the comedic elements to be brought out more. There wasn't enough tension for it to be straight drama. Still a very enjoyable film though.
De las que más me gustaron del festival Atlántida de este año. Una historia de venganza pero con su punto divertido en la que Stellan Skarsgård se luce. Como ya se lucía en "A somewhat gentle man", la anterior peli del mismo director que tambien descubrí en un Atlántida y que también se comió un torrao fuera de allí. De hecho creo que ninguna de las dos se ha estrenado aquí fuera del Atlántida o Sitges y no logro entenderlo, pues son bastante comerciales como para que funcionen.
Και δεν μου άρεσε και την είδα μεταγλωττισμένη.Scheiße.
Very rough, and I've probably missed one or two things, but aye, it is what it is.
A cinematic crusade.