TrustNordisk introduces Headhunters in Toronto
by Annika Pham
Copenhagen-based sales outfit TrustNordisk has picked up a new major Scandinavian thriller based on a book by Norwegian crime novelist Jo Nesbø. Headhunters will be pre-sold at the upcoming Toronto International Film Festival (September 9-19).
Headhunters is directed by Morten Tyldum and produced by Norway’s Friland Film in co-production with Sweden’s Yellow Bird (creators of the ‘Millennium’ film trilogy) and Nordisk Film. It is the story of a successful headhunter who steals art to continue to lead a high life. An opportunity to have his biggest hit ever suddenly comes around. The thriller starring Aksel Hennie and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau is currently shooting.
TrustNordisk’s sales team consisting of Rikke Ennis, Susanne Wendt and Nikolai Korskgaard will also be pre-selling in Toronto Lars von Trier’s Melancholia and Easy Money 2 and 3. Seven other titles will screen at various sidebars. Spearheading the line up is In a Better World [+see also:
film profile] by Susanne Bier (interview), which opened ten days ago to rave reviews and a second place at the Danish Top Ten. For Steve Gravestock, selector of Nordic Films for TIFF, In a Better World is perhaps Bier’s masterpiece. The film will screen at the Special Presentations sidebar.
Danish documentary veteran Jörgen Leth will unveil his new essay The Erotic Man at the Masters section, while his counterpart Janus Metz will present the award-winning Armadillo [+see also:
interview: Janus Metz, director of Arm…
film profile] at Real to Reel. The Danish kids movie Karla and Jonas by Charlotte Sachs Bostrup will screen at the Sprokets Family zone, and two Swedish films will be introduced at the Contemporary World Cinema: Kristian Petri’s thriller Bad Faith [+see also:
film profile] and Hannes Holm’s Behind Blue Skies [+see also:
film profile], described by Gravestock as “a beautifully crafted period piece set in the 1970s”. Lastly, Daniel Espinosa’s successful Swedish thriller Easy Money [+see also:
film profile] will screen at the Vanguard.
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