JACKPOT – out on dvd January 2013

ImageJACKPOT (15) 2011 NORWAY     MARTENS, MAGNUS        £15.99
Crime thriller in which a young man attempts to explain how winning a jackpot on the pools with his friends led to chaos. The film opens with Oscar Svendsen (Kyrre Hellum) surrounded by armed police and dead bodies. He is taken into custody, and attempts to recall, for the benefit of Inspector Solar (Henrik Mestad), how he ended up in the situation; Oscar used to work as a supervisor at a factory, where he became friendly with a group of ex-convicts, Billy (Arthur Berning), Thor (Mads Ousdal) and Dan (Andreas Cappelen).

The four decided to enter a syndicate together and won a fortune and, as in so many cases, the money ultimately led to despair rather than happiness – though perhaps rarely in such a spectacular and brutal fashion. Solar listens to the tale with a growing sense of incredulity; how much is fact and how much is fiction?

DVD available at – http://www.worldonlinecinema.com/Home/scandinavian-films-on-dvd

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