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Thursday, June 26, 2014

NEW RELEASE UPDATE: Clip from the Upcoming VOD Release of JACKPOT


Now folks I just don't know what to make of this one, so I figured we'll post it up and let you figure it out. It's about soccer though or at least one small aspect of it is. I suppose that makes it moderately appropriate for discussion during the World Cup. This has all the hallmarks of a Trainspotting style drama-comedy with a violent edge and some seriously dark humor. 

Release info:

A film by Magnus Martens

OPENS IN THEATERS AND VOD JUNE 27, 2014


“…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.

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