Jackpot - Trailer
Director Magnus MartensYear 2014Genre(s) Action, Adventure
A simple soccer fan named Oscar Svendsen gets embroiled in a dark criminal underworld of dirty money and eye-watering violence after making a deadly mistake in splitting a huge soccer bet win of 1.7 million with his three pals. Going from having nothing to being seriously wealthy, it's easy for anyone to get over-zealous about their new situation, but Oscar soon learns that with great money comes great danger when a brutal gang starts murdering people left, right and centre. He know longer knows who he can trust anymore and he finds himself arrested and being interrogated by the police after awakening in a strip joint holding a shotgun. He's covered in blood and surrounded by eight corpses; he knows he is innocent, but he needs to convince the cops that he's only the witness rather than the perpetrator of this massacre.
This gritty Norwegian crime thriller shows how money in the wrong hands can quickly spiral into a deadly situation. It has been directed and co-written by Magnus Martens ('United', 'Baby, Yeah Yeah') alongside Jo Nesbo (author of 'Headhunters') of whose story it is based on. Originally entitled 'Arme Riddere', 'Jackpot' was nominated for a prize at the Amanda Awards in Norway.
Starring: Kyrre Hellum, Mads Ousdal, Henrik Mestad, Arthur Berning, Andreas Cappelen, Lena Kristin Ellingsen, Fridtjov Saheim, Peter Andersson, Marie Blokhus, Anne Marie Ottersen, Fredrik Petersson