…everything I haven’t seen, but have desperately wanted to see on film, including one hell of a shootout in a porn shop south of the border” – Jo Nesbø
Based on a story by Norway’s leading crime novelist Jo Nesbø, Jackpot is a Coen Brothers-inspired take on homicidal greed and betrayal, Scandinavian-style. When Christmas tree factory supervisor Oscar Svendsen wakes up terrified and bloody in a strip joint, with a shotgun in his hand and eight corpses surrounding him, he’s clearly going to have a lot of explaining to do. Under the intense interrogation of hard-boiled detective Solør, Oscar begins piecing together the unbelievable story of how he won the top prize in a soccer pool with his 3 dangerous ex-con colleagues. With a pile of cash at stake, the trio enters into a vicious battle over how to divide the money, dragging unwitting Oscar along for the violent ride. This rollicking gory romp racks up an impressive body count — and will keep you guessing until the very end.
The cast includes such names as Henrik Mestad, Lena Kristin Ellingsen, Fridtjov Såheim, Anne Marie Ottersen, Jan Grønli and Peter Andersson.
You can check out exclusive clips from the film below.