Headhunters (Hodejegerne) is a Norwegian film made in 2011 starring Aksel Hennie as "Roger Brown," a diminutive talent-seeker who covers his extravagant spending by stealing precious works of art. One day, he stumbles upon a 100 million dollar artwork owned by the handsome, mysterious, and taller Clas Greve, a former CEO of a GPS company seeking to lead Vanguard, Brown's company. What begins as a heist movie soon becomes a game of life and death, with a sense of twisted humor.

Summit Entertainment has bought the rights of this film before its release: a US adaptation, directed by Sacha Gervasi, is in the works. Based upon Jo Nesbø's [[Literature/{{Headhunters}} novel of the same name.]]

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!!The film provides examples of:

* BabiesEverAfter: The closing scene highlights Diana's pregnancy.
* CaperRationalization: Roger has a profitable career as an art burglar specifically to shower his wife with luxuries.
* CarFu: A semi truck collides with a police sedan, throwing the latter off a cliff.
* ChekhovsGun: [[spoiler:The videocameras Ove placed facing the chair, but not his bed, that could be discretely activated. The blanks used by Ove and Natasha. Clas's gel with thousands of transmitters.]]
* ChekhovsGunman: Lander, who is interviewed for a job early on and specifically coached not to accept it. With Greve out of the running, he lands the Pathfinder position at the end.
* {{Chessmaster}}: Both Roger Brown and Clas Greve are great at this.
* {{Determinator}}: Roger Brown in pursuing his wife's affection. Clas Greve in pursuing the job.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler: Roger]] after the car accident.
* FromBadToWorse: Roger Brown through most of the film.
* GentlemanThief: Roger is an art burglar who refuses to invade occupied homes, moves quickly, and leaves a replica for the owner.
* {{Gorn}}: It's very graphic, especially [[spoiler:the policemen's face after getting hit by a semi truck and falling off a cliff]].
* GratuitousEnglish: Vanguard. Ove also speaks to Natasha in English.
* GunNut: Ove claims to have a gun within reach in every room of his house, but we only see the automatic weapon at his bedside and the handgun in his fridge. He and Natasja apparently load them with blanks and run around the house shooting at each other.
* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler: To fake Roger Brown's death and get rid of the gel that had transmitters.]]
* {{Kevlard}}: [[spoiler: Roger]] survives a car accident because the obese passengers on either side acted as human airbags.
* LongDistanceRelationship: Ove and Natasja, a Russian prostitute who is only in town every six months.
* TheMole: Ove, employed at a security company but who regularly deactivates alarms for Roger.
* MoleInCharge: [[spoiler: Clas's objective. His company needs access to Pathfinder's technology to ensure its sale to an American company.]]
* MoodWhiplash: Brutal violence, extreme tension, harrowing situations, but in the end [[spoiler: it focuses suddenly on themes of love and empathy, and everything wraps up as neatly and tidily as any film in recent memory, complete with confident voiceover, a snappy callback closing one-liner, and a pop rock song over the closing credits.]] ''Film/KillList'' this ain't.
* MacGuffin: The painting. [[spoiler:Subverted: it was a replica to begin with. The story was made up to find a way into Roger's personal life.]]
* TheNapoleon: Roger admits in the opening narration that he spends his life overcompensating for his 5'6 height
* NoAnimalsWereHarmed: [[spoiler: Necessary because of the tractor scene]].
* OhCrap: a literal example in the outhouse. Qualifies as {{Squick}}.
* RedHerring: Bred Sperre is introduced as a famous detective recently switched from murder cases to art burglary. It appears he's going to target Roger's art theft with all the fervency of a murder investigation. [[spoiler: Turns out he's back to investigating murders later and is quite happy to pick up Roger's planted evidence to solve the case neatly and quickly, upholding his own public reputation.]]
* ShoutOut: to the [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]] series. Some shots from the Swedish film were incorporated.