Fantasia '14 Moland delivers one of the best genre films of the year with this abundant mix of revenge,carnage and pitch black Nordic comedy. Stellan Skarsgard is magnificent here as a father out for revenge against a drug ring for the murder of his son. The title is a play on the framework of the film and is an inspired idea that won't be ruined here. Coming up with something novel in this genre should be rewarded.
I wanted to like this but the plot is ludicrously thin (there's almost no build up, suspense or credibility to any of the titular events) and it lapses too often into casual misogyny and racial stereotyping. On the plus side, Skarsgård and Bruno Ganz are both on top form and Norway's snowy, Fargo like, backdrop is stunning (yet the film lacks the humanity or humour of that clear inspiration).
Refroidis, Polar polaire.
L'humour nordique d'une Norvège qui réussit.
Stellan Skarsgård (Melancholia - Nymphomaniac - Millenium) épatant en John Wayne des neiges.
Nettement au dessus du lot. Un favori dans de nombreux Festivals (Berlin, Rencontres Cinématographiques de Cannes, ...) .