Scandinavia is everywhere at the moment, from brooding Danish drama on British TV to the Swedish "Millennium" franchise all over the multiplexes.
The latest cinematic export is Norway's Headhunters: a silly, very violent, darkly comic thriller with a manic plot that is, in essence, about the dangers of small man syndrome.
Aksel Hennie is Roger Brown, a diminutive recruitment consultant insecure about his height and desperate to hang on to his statuesque wife. His somewhat extreme method is stealing valuable works of art and lavishing gifts on her with the proceeds.
Brown's luck runs out when his latest client, an alpha male with a sinister background in military surveillance technology, cuckolds him and then spends the rest of the movie trying to kill him. Brown starts the movie with slick suits and an impressive mop of blonde hair; he finishes bald, bruised and very bloody.
The plot is incredibly daft but it doesn't matter. As a slight take on the "flawed everyman gets mixed up in escalating violence" subgenre, this is great fun, if not quite a Norwegian Coen brothers.
It's very easy to imagine William H Macy or Steve Buscemi being lined up for the Hollywood remake.