Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square


Year: 2009
Country: DENMARK
Language: Danish
Run Time: 100 minutes


The ominously titled HEADHUNTER is the story of Martin Vinge, a well-known and notoriously hard-hitting journalist who, as a result of his success in this field, finds himself working as a headhunter. Vinge is solicited to secretly work for N.F. Sieger, who commands Denmark's largest shipping and oil company. Sieger wants Vinge to find another successor to head his company besides his son Daniel. What seems like a simple job of vetting potential candidates and offering his recommendations soon entangles Vinge in a much larger struggle of corporate greed and violence. As the battle for control of the corporation plays out, Vinge is right in the thick of it. All of this comes at a cost as the game being played puts a strain on Vinge's relationships and personal life, and he discovers that his job as headhunter may be much more than he bargained for. (In Danish with Subtitles) – B.K.

CIFF34 Screenings

Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 1:50 PM

Saturday, March 27, 2010 at 9:30 PM

Sunday, March 28, 2010 at 1:45 PM

Rumle Hammerich

Rumle Hammerich

Born in Denmark, Jens Peter Hammerich acquired the nickname "Rumle" from his mother as she was translating Peanuts into Danish. He spent a year at the New York School of Photography in 1975 and has worked on a number of Danish television projects in his career.

"Young Anderson" (2005), "Cliff Forest" (2007), HEADHUNTER (2009)

Åke Sandgren

Dan Laustsen

Camilla Skousen, Henrik Vincent Thiesen

Principal Cast
Lars Mikkelsen, Henning Moritzen, Flemming Enevold

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This film is made possible through the generous support of DENISE HUCK and MIKE BARUSCHKE.

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