Jackpot

Writer-director Magnus Martens adapted this Norwegian black comedy (2011) from a crime novel by Jo Nesbø, but it plays like a Tarantino ripoff, right down to the surf-rock soundtrack, pop culture references, nonlinear narrative, and irreverent depiction of masculinity and violence. A factory foreman (Kyrre Hellum) is found unconscious in a bloody, corpse-littered strip club and taken in for questioning by an intense detective (Henrik Mestad); Martens cuts between the interrogation, in which the foreman feeds phony information to the detective, and the absurd story of what really happened. Another patchy offering from the Scandinavian school of neo-noir (Headhunters, Easy Money), this is entertaining if forgettable. In Norwegian and Swedish with subtitles.