Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 27th at 4:45 for Headhunters at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Eric wearing a black polo shirt and jeans in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.
Headhunters is an intense action thriller, as well as a provocative investigation into questions of betrayal, revenge and deadly ambition. The talented Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) stars as Roger, a charming scoundrel and Norway’s most accomplished corporate headhunter. Roger is living a life of luxury well beyond his means, and has begun stealing art to subsidize his expensive lifestyle. At a gallery opening, his wife introduces him to Clas Greve (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Game of Thrones”). Not only is he a perfect candidate for the CEO position Roger is currently recruiting for, he is also in possession of a very valuable painting. Roger sees his chance to become financially independent, and starts planning his biggest hit ever, risking it all to get his hands on the painting. When Roger breaks into Greve’s house, he finds something that changes his life completely, and soon forces him to run for his life. The headhunt has begun! Based on the bestselling book by author Jo Nesbo. (Fully subtitled)