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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).
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.
There's not much in here story-wise, but it comes down to a rather black-humored Scandiniavian revenge comedy/drama. The usual mix ups happen, the characters are way overdrawn on purpose, but it all doesn't matter, since the pacing is good, the dialogue is hilarious at times and then there's the other main character: the Norwegian landscape, beautifully captured on screen.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Like Fargo—a film which shares in the stark whiteness of a snow-bleached landscape, eking out a particular corner of humanity’s own little tabula rasa—In Order of Disappearance is a certifiable “black” comedy. What sets it apart from the American tale (other than Moland’s allegiance to Tarantino as much as to the Coens) is that this grim, brisk thriller finds at its core a darkness as opaque as the gravity-slurping middle of a black hole. That black hole is obviously death—the center around which the film revolves, each murder one more push of centripetal force, the whole plot spiraling into a nihilistic conclusion. While Disappearance is overt about its themes—revenge, responsibility, fatherhood, masculinity—it rarely reserves breath for any form of judgment,…
Soy especialmente sensible con las imágenes de nieve. Será algo de la infancia. No sé. De entrada esta historia me atrapa. Aunque con el paso de los minutos se convierte en una rutina de crímenes por venganza con más estética que fondo.
Stellan Skarsgard star in a film with striking imagery, as a man who is seeking revenge on the gangsters who caused his son's demise.
Skarsgard is fantastic as the everyman who finds himself propelled towards violence. Part of the film is profound but it develops a little quickly and goes for dark humour too often. Quite a lot is in play by the end, that it is hard to predict the final outcome.
The Reverence: Dickman.
These are the greatest films I have ever seen.
I will update as any that are worthy pass my eyes.…
Taken from this Slashfilm article and Letterboxd-erized here, for my convenience (and yours).
Edit: I re-ordered them so the films…