The small time criminal and convenient store owner Ali (Leon Bashir) is coming out of a jail in Oslo, where his two friends Nico (Anders Danielsen Lie) and Bobby (Farakh Abbas) are waiting. Ali wants to climb the ladder and be taken more seriously as a gangster. Eventually The Dane (Kim Bodnia) gives them a mission to steal a stuffed falcon. A not too difficult mission you would think. But, of course Ali and his friends mess things up and lose the Falcon. And suddenly they owe The Dane half a million. Money they don´t have…

“Tomme Tønner” is a classic slapstick action comedy (similar to the swedish movie “Kopps”) and yes it does have its moments, but at the same time its just a tad bit over the top for my taste. They manage to take things just a bit too far in several scenes. Teaming up Kim Bodnia and Slavko Labovic (they played against each other in the danish movie “In China They Eat Dogs” from 1999) feels just like an attempt to ride on that movie and the chemistry between Bodnia and Labovic instead of finding their own norwegian antagonist with the same weight. Not that they do a poor job here. I do like Kim Bodnia. Jenny Skavlan doesn´t get that much to work with as Yasmine. She´s an attractive woman for sure, but there´s more to her I reckon. It was interesting to see Anders Danielsen Lie in the role of the crazy Nico, as I have just seen him in very serious roles before. (2 and a half out of 5)

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