Headhunters (Norwegian: Hodejegerne) is a 2011 Norwegian-German film directed by Morten Tyldum. It is based on Jo Nesbø's novel Hodejegerne (The Headhunters).
Directed by : Morten Tyldum
Produced by : Marianne Gray, Asle Vatn
Screenplay by : Lars Gudmestad, Ulf Ryberg
Cinematography : John Andreas Andersen
Editing by : Vidar Flataukan
Release date: 26 August 2011 (Norway)
Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie) is an accomplished headhunter, but also lives a double-life as an art thief to pay for his lifestyle. That he is only 1.68m tall gives him a Napoleon complex, and thus the need to impress his tall beautiful wife with lavish gifts, who would in fact prefer a child. Through his wife Diana (Synnøve Macody Lund) who opens a new art gallery in Oslo, he is introduced to the former mercenary Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau). Danish-Dutchman Claes Greve is the perfect candidate to Rogers new recruiting assignment, with his background as a former elite soldier and senior management in the electronics industry. Brown learns that Greve is in possession of a valuable painting by Rubens and sets out to steal it along with his sleazy aide, Ove, who is in love with a Russian prostitute. Roger now sees the chance to get rid of all his financial problems for good — and starts to plan the biggest and latest bargains.
But it turns out that ruthless Greve also plays a game. When Roger breaks into Greve's apartment, he discovers something that turns his whole life upside down, and soon he must flee from the hunt.
Headhunters (2012) - Official Trailer [HD]