In Order of Disappearance aka Kraftidioten (2014) is a Norwegian action thriller black comedy. Prime Video UK 1hr 52 min 18+ Cert
Stellan Skarsgård ~ Nils Dickman
Bruno Ganz (R.I.P.) ~ ‘Papa’ Popovic
Pål Sverre Hagen ~ Ole ‘Greven’ Forsby
Birgitte Hjort Sorensen ~ Marit
Kristofer Hivju ~ Stig Erik ‘Strike’ Smith
David Sakurai ~ Takashi Claus ‘Kireseren’ Nielsen
Sergei Trifunovic ~ Nebosja Mihajlovic
Jon Øigarden ~ Karsten Petterson
Kåre Conradi ~ Ronny ‘Ronaldo’ Amundsen
Jakob Oftebro ~ Aron ‘Junior’ Horowitz
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Cinematographer: Philip Øgaard
Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson based on a story by Finn Gjerdrum
“The honourable citizen Nils (Skarsgård) ploughs snow in the wild winter mountains of Norway. When his son is mistakenly murdered Nils takes action, which ignites a war between the vegan gangster ‘The Count’ and the Serbian mafia boss ‘Papa’.”
Initially the appeal of In Order of Disappearance was Stellan Skarsgård being the lead but as it went on I realised I knew others from the likes of Greyzone, Norsemen and a little show called Game of Thrones.
This is a very violent film, so if you don’t do violence… it also has a lot of swearing, so… I love the quirky humour that is scattered throughout. The ordinary conversations and activities the gang members engage in while waiting around in cars etc. are humanising and a great contrast to the violence.
Using caption cards every time someone dies works well and the way the end cast credits are designed is a clever, perfect ending. Finally the music used throughout is perfect. (Link to final song below)
The cinematography is fabulous with some stunning wide angle and aerial shots of snowy landscapes.
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