Jackpot (Arme Riddere)
At a plastic Christmas tree factory in Norway, three dangerous ex-cons and their supervisor win 1.7 million kroner on the pools. As trust and friendship quickly dissolve, guns are loaded, knives are sharpened, and the division of the money begins... With echoes of Tarantino and The Coen Brothers, Magnus Martens’ Jackpot, (based on a story by popular Norwegian author Jo Nesbø) is slick, ultra-violent black comedy, with a mischievous plot that twists and turns right up until the final gunshot rings out. The film features Kyrre Hellum, Henrik Mestad, Marie Blokhus, Mads Ousdal, Andreas Cappelen.
23 June, 21:00 at Cineworld 11
24 June, 21:30 at Cineworld 11
Midnight Sun event featuring Insomnia
Developed by students from the University of Edinburgh and celebrating all things Nordic, the night begins with Scottish crime writer Lin Anderson, who will introduce a sun-drenched evening drinks reception at The Point’s Sky Bar, taking full advantage of the summer solstice. At 22.25 the audience can take their seats for Erik Skjoldbjærg’s moody crime noir Insomnia. This event offers a taste of the Scandinavian landscape amidst panoramic views of Edinburgh’s own monumental skyline.
20:00 Midnight Sun reception, The Sky Bar @ The Point
22:25 Insomnia (1997), Filmhouse 2