VenueWalter Reade Theater
The sensational 2004 robbery of a Norwegian bank gets a pulse-pounding portrayal in Erik Skjoldbjærg’s bracingly realistic thriller. Eleven men take the understaffed cops head-on with military-style efficiency, using gambits like a burning blockade of the police station. Skjoldbjærg, the director of the original Insomnia, conveys the adrenaline-fueled rush of the criminals’ preparation and the you-are-there sense of the understaffed law enforcement and bewildered bystanders. From a script grounded in interviews with original participants.