“In Order of Disappearance” premiered at the Berlin Film Festival back in 2014, and is finally now arriving to US theaters this year. Directed by Norwegian filmmaker Hans Petter Moland, the dark comedy stars Stellan Skarsgård as Nils, an introverted and hard-working snow plow driver who receives news that his son has died of a heroin overdose. Disbelieving of the official report, he soon uncovers that his son was killed by a drug cartel and begins his quest for revenge.
The movie was written by Kim Fupz Aakesonl and also stars Bruno Ganz, Pål Sverre Hagen, Jakob Oftebro and Kristofer Hivju. Upon its premiere, “In Order of Disappearance” received positive reviews.
IndieWire’s Eric Kohn wrote in his review that it “cleverly magnifies the way each man is trapped in the mazes of his own problems — all of which magically evaporate with the immediacy of their sudden deaths. The obsession over life’s worst tragedies is the movie’s greatest punchline of all.”
“In Order of Disappearance” arrives in US theaters and VOD on August 26.