Based on a story by bestselling author Jo Nesbo this Norwegian film starts with a Tarantino-esque shoot-out in a strip-club. The story of four co-workers winning a mega-money jackpot on football betting is then gradually revealed.
Oscar runs a factory that employs ex-offenders and he reluctantly agrees to join a betting syndicate with three of the workers. When their results come up it isn’t long before greed, rivalry and some long-forgotten grudges begin to influence the behaviour of the group.
The result is a violent and often hilarious film that keeps the viewer guessing how things will turn out.
Jackpot is available on DVD in the UK now.
Ric’s Rating: Highly Recommended