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 NesbÝ's [[Literature/{{Headhunters}} novel of the same name.]]

!!The film provides examples of:

* 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.]]
* {{Chessmaster}}: Both Roger Brown and Clas Greve are great at this.
* {{Determinator}}: Roger Brown and Clas Greve.
* FromBadToWorse: Roger Brown through most of the film.
* {{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.
* ImportantHaircut: [[spoiler: To fake Roger Brown's death and get rid of the gel that had transmitters.]]
* 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}}.
* ShoutOut: to the [[Literature/TheMillenniumTrilogy The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo]] series. Some shots from the Swedish film were incorporated.