Skarsgard plays Nils Dickman, a run of the mill resident of a profoundly rural, backwards town. Perhaps his only claim to fame is that he owns the biggest snowplough in the village. However, when Nils’s son dies, supposedly of a heroin overdose, he refuses to accept the autopsy report and goes on a mission to uncover the truth. Needless to say his quest takes him through a multitude of comically drawn mafia gangsters. Nils involuntarily starts a war between Serbian mafia kingpin Papa, played by Bruno Ganz (most recognise him as Hitler from Downfall) and an eccentric vegan gangster known as ‘The Count’. Beginner’s luck ensures that Nils piles his way through the hardcore criminals, extracting confessions through the most horrifically violent means.
Indeed, if not the Cohen brothers, it is Tarantino that writer Kim Fupz Aakeson channels in his script, and audiences ought to be warned that the film pulls no punches when it comes to the glamorisation of violence. Although this may not be a head scratcher of a film (clearly the lack of realism in plot is painted over with the movie’s unassuming comedic tone), it certainly looks to be one to entertain its audiences.
|What||In Order of Disappearance|
|Where||Various Locations | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Leicester Square (underground)|
12 Sep 14 – 15 Oct 14, 12:00 AM