Tuesday 5 March 2013

Film: Jackpot

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 

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