Headhunters (2011) & Trollhunter (2010)
Sunday and Monday, August 19-20, 2012:
Two recent thrillers from Norway
2011, Norway/Germany, 100 minutes, 35mm, Magnolia Pictures
Directed by Morten Tyldum
Screenplay by Lars Gudmestad, Ulf Ryberg
Based on Jo Nesbø's novel
Starring Aksel Hennie, Synnøve Macody Lund,
In Norwegian and other languages with English subtitles
Sun: 3:20 & 7:30 pm; Mon: 7:30 pm
PLUS, on the same double feature:
2010, Norway, 103 minutes, 35mm, Magnolia Pictures
Written and directed by André Øvredal
Starring Otto Jespersen, Robert Stoltenberg, Knut Nærum
In Norwegian with English subtitles
Sun: 5:20 & 9:30 pm; Mon: 9:30 pm
This is a double feature:
your ticket admits you to BOTH films.
Screening formats: 35mm
Magnolia Pictures' synopsis of HEADHUNTERS:
HEADHUNTERS stars the talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway's most accomplished headhunter. 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 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.
HEADHUNTERS is based on Jo Nesbø's best-selling thriller from 2008.
What the critics say:
"IT'S ON MY SHORT LIST OF THE MOST ENJOYABLE MOVIES IN RECENT MEMORY. Smart, funny, scary and surprising A ONE-OF-A-KIND THRILLER."
Joe Morgenstern, Wall Street Journal
"**** THIS IS A SCANDI-NOIR TO DIE FOR. A crazily amusing thriller."
Keith Uhlich, Time Out NY
"A WILD AND BLOODY ADRENALINE RUSH OF A MOVIE."
Kenneth Turan, LA Times
Time Out NY
"DELECTABLE. A Hitchcockian kind of thriller that gives you the time and space to laugh with perverse delight at your own helplessness. Director Tyldum is marvelously in tune with his material."
David Edelstein, New York
"***1/2. CRISP, STUNNING AND MANIACALLY CLEVER."
Alynda Wheat, People
"THE RARE THRILLER THAT MANAGES TO BE CONSISTENTLY SURPRISING WITHOUT SACRIFICING COHERENCE."
Sam Adams, The Onion
"SEE IT BEFORE THE HOLLYWOOD REMAKE GETS IT WRONG> The sex, nudity and violence are nonstop, but that's what makes it exciting."
V.A. Musetto, NY Post
"THE FILM LEFT ME DIZZY FROM ENTERTAINMENT. Gripping, gleeful and unpredictable, this is a mainstream crowd-pleaser through and through."
Joshua Miller, CHUD
"Presents something wholly original and awesome that's impossible not to find invigorating and enthralling."
Abe Fried-Tanzer, ShockYa
"A PERVERSELY ENTERTAINING RIDE."
Kevin Lally, Film Journal
"AN ARRESTINGLY ORIGINAL THRILLER."
Harry Haun, Film Journal
"PURELY ENTERTAINING. A crazy crime thriller with more than a few unexpected twists and a refreshingly unique protagonist."
Jason Gargano, Cincinnati City Beat
"AN EXCELLENT THRILLER." - Esquire
Magnolia Pictures' synopsis of TROLLHUNTER:
The government says there's nothing to worry about it's just a problem with bears making trouble in the mountains and forests of Norway. But local hunters don't believe it and neither do a trio of college students who want to find out the truth. Armed with a video camera, they trail a mysterious "poacher," who wants nothing to do with them. But their persistence lands them straight in the path of the objects of his pursuits: Trolls. They soon find themselves documenting every move of this grizzled, unlikely hero The Troll Hunter risking their lives to uncover the secrets of creatures only thought to exist in fairy tales.
What the critics say:
"Follows the lead of pre-eminent monster movies like Jaws and Alien an original and highly assured fusion of B-movie lore and fairy-tale terror."
- David Rooney, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
"Embellishes the candid, caught-on-video format to thrilling effect Ovredal gives us the goods You know the illusion is working when the characters walk into a big empty cave midway through the movie and the audience holds its collective breath."
- Peter Debruge, VARIETY
"Rich and distinctive flavor it always has another surprise up its sleeve You never stop believing what you're seeing."
- Michael Gingold, FANGORIA
"Brings new life to the genre Breathtaking scenery and fantastic effects If you get an opportunity to see this, TAKE IT! You will not be disappointed."
- Calebson, DREAD CENTRAL
New Beverly Cinema (View)
7165 W. Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90036