ABC Film Challenge – World Cinema – I – In Order of Disappearance (2014) Movie Review
Director: Hans Petter Moland
Writer: Kim Fupz Aakeson (Screenplay) Finn Gjerdrum (Story)
Starring: Stellan Skarsgard, Bruno Ganz, Pal Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro, Jack Sodahl Moland
Plot: After his son is murdered by drug dealers, a snowplough driver starts seeking revenge.
Tagline – Vengeance is a dish served cold.
Runtime: 1 Hour 56 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: In Order of Disappearance starts when the local snowplough driver Nils (Skarsgard) learns his son has been murdered by the local drug dealers. He will look to come after the people behind it.
As Nils starts hunting down the people behind it. He starts stirring the pot as the drug lord is starting to see his product go missing. This leads to a war between the two drug lords operating in the area.
Thoughts on In Order of Disappearance
In Order of Disappearance is a crime thriller that will see a popular everyday man getting put into a criminal world. He looks to get revenge on the people that killed his son, seeing him using his status within the community to get away with things. This lets him collect information, never letting him become a suspect.
This is a film that does fall into the story problems of taking the focus away from the lead, putting too much time on the rivalling drug gangs fighting over the problems they are facing. The performances in the film are great, playing into the over the top nature they characters are meant to be within this world too. This did get remade by the same director in ‘Cold Pursuit’ which plays everything out in the same way.
Final Thoughts – In Order of Disappearance works as the darkly comedic entry into the crime world.