In order of disappearance

In order of disappearance

DVD - 2016 | Norwegian
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The honorable citizen Nils plows snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway, but when his son is mistakenly murdered, Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster "the Count" and the Serbian mafia boss Papa.

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Calvacade
Jun 20, 2017

This was pretty good- a bloody, black comedy from Norway.

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JackamoJames
May 25, 2017

Stellan Skarsgard is and SHOULD be on more peoples favorite list of actors. He is someone people go " I know him" " I saw him in....??? "..both on this side of the pond and the other.
I swear if you do a google on him you will not believe how many films you have seen him in.
Anyhow, as for this film, I hadnt expected a revenge type movie, with scatterings of Tarentino and Coen brothers mixed in. And as usual, Norwegian films (which are becoming better every year) this one did not fail me.
Be it Norwegian, Swedish, French,Asian,...I swear there are 100 poor Western films made to each " good " film, yet I find pleasure in these foreign films ( and series ) and much less exposure to real DOGS.
Enjoy this film, and be sure to follow up with others.

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voisjoe1_0
May 13, 2017

Director Hans Petter Moland works with one of his favorite actors Stellan Skarsgard to produce a god-father light rather comedic film. Add to the mix, the old German actor Bruno Ganz playing an Albanian mobster. You know, mobsters have very little education, so the director can make you laugh when the hilarious ignorant mobsters talk while awaiting their next hit or kidnapping. Don't take it seriously and just take the opportunity to see some of the best European 20th century actors playing 21st century senior citizens playing rough games.

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humbleworm
Apr 22, 2017

This is like Fargo and a Liam Neeson revenge film combined with far less dialogue, subtitles and Stellan Skarsgard as a rather ordinary protagonist who drives a snow plow in Norway for a living. Clearing snow is a terrific metaphor for trying to eliminate the local cocaine organization and the setting is fittingly bleak. Things go a little more in his favour than one might expect realistically but it remains plausible. It's understated and any humour is incidental. Honestly, it's better than any of these descriptions make it sound.

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harimau1
Apr 18, 2017

Wow what a movie lots of action. Worth watching it again and again. Don't screw around with Norwegians In the end good has prevailed over evil ( the drug lords)

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jimg2000
Apr 08, 2017

An outstanding crime drama from Norway or anywhere. While the revenge premise by a grieving father sounded generic but certainly not the characters (a Swedish immigrant snowplow driver!,) places (Oslo & Beitostølen) and humor (nutty criminals). Last, you think it was hard to keep up with the body counts? Try to count the "flying" teeth!

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LauraSteinert
Mar 12, 2017

If you watch this movie in English you WILL be disappointed. The English version is, at best, cheesy. If you watch it in Norwegian with English subtitles it is really very good. The people who read the lines in English are not acting--they are reading lines;the Norwegian actors are acting. I guess it is not surprising that a gangster movie comes of as misogynist, and it didn't bother me until after the movie was done. Yes, there is a moral to this movie, and perhaps that is why some people don't like it. My husband and I both were really struck by the fact that everywhere Nils goes, he drives a snow plow or snow blower and people follow him because that is the road that is clear enough to drive on. No more complaining about Pacific Northwest winters!

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danulb
Mar 06, 2017

Very derivative -- sort of third rate Tarantino. A few neat scenes, but overall barely interesting. Of course, it's a nice landscape.

There are better "red snow" films -- if you must go to Scandinavia for your comic crime film fix.

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dthomas6
Jan 17, 2017

Original and entertaining. Gorgeous cinematography.

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badgirls
Jan 09, 2017

This film is kinda a comedy, farce, serious murder and revenge story. Reminds me a little of Fargo.
The main character is a very straight snow plow driver in northern Sweden. His son is murdered and then the 'fun' begins. He wants revenge and ends up starting drug gang warfare.
Lots of memorable characters including a vegan drug lord, serbian snow loving killers etc.
Also some great lines such as visitors described as 'right wing' 'cause they're wearing suits and ties.
It's different and worth watching. Trailer added. Five stars!

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jimg2000
Apr 08, 2017

The snowplow driver:
But it is strange to get a prize for doing what you like. I'm just a man who keeps a strip of civilization open … through the wilderness. When I was a kid I liked Indian books … and you can say I have become a kind of… pathfinder. Even though I find the same path again and again.
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You are a success, Nils. It's no secret. You have shown it is possible to succeed even if you don't come from Norway. We need people like you. A successful fully integrated immigrant. And "immigrant", it is well meant in this context.
-Well, we're fine, Gail and me. I am probably best at minding my own business.
Yes. Yes, yes, yes... No. If all had that attitude we wouldn't have a democracy.

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jimg2000
Apr 08, 2017

Why the hell do we get all that snow? I don't know how we stand it. It's snowing all the time.
- It's the welfare. There isn't any hot country that has welfare. When the weather is great you do not need a welfare state. Then you gather a banana and is done with it. What's happening? It's the snow. In Bali, Thailand, Vietnam… people has to fend for themselves.
Spain is on the ass. Portugal is on the ass. Greece is on the ass. Italy is on the ass. It is hot countries. Hospitals have no personnel. The families must come with food. South America is a hole. Africa is a hole. California soon go bankrupt. Sun or welfare.

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jimg2000
Apr 08, 2017

I rolled them into chicken wire and threw them in the waterfalls. Then the little fish can get in and gnaw the flesh from the bones… so they do not swell. Then they just are there.
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I’m going to kill him.
-You? You couldn’t kill anyone.
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It must be cold here for a Chinese.
- I’m Danish.
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Hey, I just a little moral question for you. Now you are in Norway. This is not a banana republic. Here in Norway we keep our agreements.
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As a biologist, I am optimistic. Much is pointing in the right direction. We have become more humane
towards each other and towards animals. The default behavior 100 years ago we now perceive as barbaric. We kill each other in increasingly smaller extent.

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jimg2000
Apr 08, 2017

The Norwegian Prison:
Does it still hurt in the tooth? Go to a dentist.
-When would I have time for that?
Have you been in a Norwegian prison?
-No, not yet.
You have something to look forward to. Good food. Heating.
-Good food?
You won't believe it. You get wages for jobs there.
-You're kidding me.
I swear! And everyone is friendly and courteous. Guards don't harass you. No rapes. Even the inmates are nice.
-No rapes, nice guards... You don't fool me.
A modern society. Civilized. See, I had all my teeth done.
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You might think that my profession is not a creative profession, but that it is. And with such a man as you, we'll go quite traditional about it. I will pull your finger nails, cut your fingers off. I cut your hands off, take your ears and cut your nose off. And exactly that with the nose… you're not going to like.

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jimg2000
Apr 08, 2017

Imagine if you had to share a son. What kind of people are they?
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I was at a parents meeting last month, Marit. I was at school / home conversation and went to the fxcking bully seminar. Now you gotta relax. I have a job, which is pissing difficult and demanding. No need to get excited.
-You're not an important business man. You're a criminal.
You know what? You kwow me well. But I also know you. You're not fooling me with your Neo-hippie mittens. I remember when you could go in all stores worldwide… and buy what you wanted. Then there was nothing wrong with the money or anything else. Take your parents' meeting and stuff it so far up your dry, Danish XYZ… you never find it again.
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Why? Aren't you a kidnapper?
-Not always.

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