Nokas (2010)

2010 | Norway | Erik Skjoldbjærg | ★★★★★

Recreating Norway's largest ever robbery with documentary-like authenticity, Erik Skjoldbjærg's remarkable Nokas is a powerful, electrifyingly authentic-feeling true-life crime drama, packed to the brim with authoritative detail and unshowy performances.


"The movie portrays Norway's most spectacular robbery, where 11 men occupied central Stavanger for twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (appx $10 million). A police officer was shot and killed. The robbery itself is the main character of the story, and it is illuminated from several angles in the course of the film, from the perspective of the police, the robbers, the central cash service personnel, and ordinary people. It's a credible and realistic, but fictitious reconstruction, the way it could have happened. The story is poetically and filmatically depicted, with sober use of various genre techniques." IMDb

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