Headhunters latest in CVAG film series

Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle.

NIKOLAJ COSTER-WALDAU and Synnøve Macody Lund are seen in Headhunters

Headhunters stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished headhunter (corporate recruiter).

Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle.

When his beautiful gallery owner wife introduces him to a former mercenary named Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, ‘Jaime Lannister’ from Game of Thrones), in the possession of an extremely valuable painting, he decides to risk it all to get his hands on it, and in doing so discovers something which makes him a hunted man.

Tyldum directs the film as one long premonition of disaster. He has mastered the Coen-esque trick of piling on bad luck and upping the ante of harrowing violence. Just when you’re sure things can’t get worse, they get 10 times worse.

Whatever you’re afraid of — pit bulls, drowning, gunfire, cliffs, poison, suffocation, disloyal lovers — Roger suffers, in spades.

Headhunters is based on Jo Nesbø’s best-selling 2008 thriller and from the producers of Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, and The Girl Who Kicked the Hornets’ Nest).

Other films for the Fall Film Series are:

Oct. 14, 5 p.m. — Ai Wei Wei: Never Sorry

Directed by Alison Klayman, Documentary, Rated R, Runtime: 1 hr. 31 min, Country: USA, Language: English/Mandarin (English subtitles).

Oct. 28, 5 p.m. — Beasts of the Southern Wild

Directed by Benh Zeitlin, Drama/Fantasy, Rated PG-13, Runtime 1 hr. 31 min, Country: USA, Language: English.

Nov. 11, 5 p.m. — Boy

Directed by Taika Waititi, Drama/Comedy, Unrated, Runtime 1 hr. 27 min, Country: New Zealand, Language: English, Maori.

Please note, Midnight’s Children was originally to screen Nov. 11, but it is unavailable. This film will be rescheduled in the Winter/Spring 2013 season, which will begin in January.

If you have already purchased tickets for this film you can return them for a full refund or exchange it for another CVAG Fall Film ticket.

Film tickets are available at the CVAG gift shop and Videos N More in Comox. If the film does not sell out, tickets will also be available in the Rialto Theatre lobby before the film — cash only, exact change appreciated. CVAG members, please show your member card to get the discount.

All films are on Sundays at 5 p.m. at the Rialto Theatre in Courtenay at Driftwood Mall and are fundraisers for the Comox Valley Art Gallery. For updates and more information on the films, visit www.comoxvalleyartgallery.com or call 250-338-6211.

— Comox Valley Art Gallery

 

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