Norwegian Crime Thriller, JACKPOT, Based on Best-Selling Novelist Jo Nesbo, Opens Limited Theaters June 27th

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A WINNING SOCCER POOL TICKET PROPELS AN OUT-OF-CONTROL AND DARKLY HUMOROUS TALE OF MURDER, GREED AND BETRAYAL, BASED ON A STORY BY BESTSELLING NORWEGIAN NOVELIST JO NESBO

  Coming to Theaters and VOD on June 27, 2014

Written and directed by Norwegian filmmaker Magnus Martens, JACKPOT is an outrageous, action-filled crime farce in the tradition of the Coen Brothers and Quentin Tarantino. A riveting romp about the dangerous effects of a winning soccer betting pool ticket has on the lives of four factory workers, it’s a deliriously entertaining and twisted tale based on a story by Norway’s bestselling crime novelist Jo Nesbo.

In a small Norwegian town near the Swedish border, a bloody shootout leaves eight people dead in an adult book shop. Buried alive under a large woman is bloodied and dazed Christmas tree factory supervisor Oscar (Kyrre Hellum), who must explain the scenario to a hard-boiled police inspector (Henrik Mestad). In Oscar’s version of events—which involve everything from a missing corpse, a tanning bed, a wood chipper, a sex-shop blow-up doll, a nail gun, a pigsty and Monopoly money—he joins up with a trio of dangerous ex-con colleagues at the factory and wins the jackpot prize in a soccer betting pool. But when his co-workers get into a vicious battle over how to divide the money, Oscar is dragged along for a violent, gory and body-strewn ride!

Featuring an inspiringly structured story and screenplay that leapfrogs between the police station interrogation room and the violently outlandish events that brought Oscar there, JACKPOT is filled with the kind of serpentine plot twists, double-crosses, betrayals, brutal action interludes and over-the-top escapades that have defined such audience favorites as Reservoir Dogs, The Usual Suspects, Fargo, Pulp Fiction and Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Doppelgänger Releasingwill give American audiences their chance to hit the JACKPOT when the film is released in U.S. theaters and on VOD for the first time on June 27, 2014.

The latest entry in the wildly popular Scandinavian crime genre that has given us such smashes as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, the Wallander series, and Insomnia, JACKPOT is a wickedly clever and inspired thriller that must be experienced to be believed!

More information on JACKPOT can be found on the MUSIC BOX FILMS website at http://www.musicboxfilms.com/jackpot

 

A Film by Magnus Martens
A Film by Magnus Martens

JACKPOT — Synopsis:

 

In a small Norwegian town near the Swedish border, a bloody shootout leaves eight people dead in a porn shop. Buried alive under a large woman, bloodied and dazed  Christmas tree factory supervisor Oscar (Kyrre Hellum), who must explain to a hard-boiled police inspector (Henrik Mestad) what happened. In Oscar’s version of events—which involve everything from a missing corpse, a tanning bed, a wood chipper, a sex-shop blow-up doll, a pigsty and Monopoly money—Oscar joins up with a trio of dangerous ex-con colleagues from the factory and wins the jackpot prize in a soccer betting pool. But when the men get into a vicious battle over how to divide the money, Oscar is dragged along for a violent, gory and body-strewn ride!

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