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By William Irwin  

Can the film of Jo Nesbo's Headhunters stand out in a sea of Scandinavian crime thrillers?

If its recent exports are anything to go by, Scandinavia is the land of thrilling crime as much as it is the home of highly-taxed social democracy and cross-country skiing. And this month sees Norway’s contribution with the UK release of the film of Jo Nesbo’s novel Headhunters.

Headhunter’s was always going to have a tough time establishing its identity in a crowded market. The films of Steig Larsson’s “Millennium” book…

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