Yup, Norwegians can make crime actioners as stupid as anything in Hollywood. Case in point: This “angry old-guy avenger” number in which a rural snow-blower driver from the frozen north (Stellan Skarsgård, looking weary) takes on two gangs of hoods in order to make them pay for the murder of his son. The main reason to sit through director Hans Petter Moland’s routine mow-‘em-down scenario (written by the delightfully named Kim Fupz Aakeson) is actor Pål Sverre Hagen’s performance as The Count, the abundantly screwy boss of the homegrown Norwegian drug dealers — as opposed to the rival Albanian mob, who don’t do anything unexpected (116 min.).
Director: Hans Moland
Producer: Finn Gjerdrum, Stein Kvae, Peter Garde, Hans Moland and Stellan Skarsgard
Cast: Stellan Skarsgård, Pål Hagen, Bruno Ganz, Hildegun Riise, Peter Andersson, Birgitte Sørensen, Jakob Oftebro, Anders Christiansen, Jon Øigarden, Gard B. Eidsvold, Goran Navojec, Jack Moland, Kristofer Hivju, Sergej Trifunovic and Tobias Santelmann