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|Originaltitel:||In Order of Disappearance|
|Genre:||Comedy, Thriller, Drama|
|Regie:||Hans Petter Moland|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 117 min.|
|FSK:||From 16 years|
Snowplough driver Nils Dickman (Stellan Skarsgård) is a man you can rely on. The inhabitants of a small village in the Norwegian province who have just voted the quiet father of the family Citizen of the Year know this too. But the days when Nils always followed the rules responsibly are suddenly over when his son is killed by the henchmen of an unscrupulous drug boss called Der Graf (Pål Sverre Hagen). Nils is plotting revenge and he sets out to find the man responsible for his son's death. This sparks a drug war between the count and the competing Serbian mafia, led by Papa (Bruno Ganz). And soon the snow, which Nils has so far so carefully cleared out of the way, turns blood red…
The latest collaboration between Norwegian director Hans Petter Moland and internationally successful actor Stellan Skarsgård has, like "A Man of the World", once again become a bitterly evil black comedy with a very special Scandinavian touch. "One after the other" offers not only a lot of bizarre deaths, exaggerated brutality and weird characters. At the same time, the story is also filled with an oppressive tristesse that makes the revenge campaign of the good-natured snow plough driver somewhat comprehensible. The result is a somewhat curious mixture of comedy and drama, whose idiosyncratic style you first have to get involved with.
This shouldn't be just a tendency to macabre. Because when Nils really gets going in his delusion of justice, it's not exactly a squeamish thing to do - but sometimes it's so exaggeratedly solid that it's funny again. One should also have a weakness for the Nordic narrative style, often referred to as laconic, which can be very leisurely and also very gloomy. If these conditions are met, "One after the other" proves to be an extremely original and wonderfully unadapted gangster farce, which can not only inspire with a good script and great actors, but also with an extremely atmospheric visual language.
Hans Petter Moland has succeeded in making a somewhat different contribution to the topic of coping with mourning and vigilante justice, which despite many humorous moments still possesses enough dramaturgical depth to never simply appear flat or striking. So anyone who appreciates bad arthouse comedies and wants to know what you can do with a snow plough should not miss "One after the other". Absolutely worth seeing!
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