If you should ever find yourself covered head to toe in human filth and driving a stolen tractor down a country road with an impaled dead dog hanging from the front, worried for your life, chances are you have made a wrong decision somewhere along the way.
Morten Tyldum's movie "Headhunters" is a member of a very particular sub-genre of film that I love, movies where someone makes a plan to screw someone else, and that plan goes very, very, very wrong. Done right, there's something delicious about watching a character get put through the wringer when it's entirely because of their own ill intent. In this film, we meet Roger Brown (Aksel Hennie), who tells us that he is 1.68 meters tall, and that he compensates for that height in a number of ways in his life.
He is aggressively confident as he moves through the world, and he is married to a tall stunning Nordic blonde, Diana (Synnove Macody Lund), the idea personified. They live in a house he can't afford. He can't make enough in his work as a corporate headhunter to give Diana the lifestyle he feels that she deserves, and so he also moonlights as an art thief. We see how he gathers information in one job that allows him to feed jobs to Ove (Eivind Sander), his partner in crime. Together, they steal paintings and sculptures and replace them with copies, and that's what keeps Roger afloat.