Hold Up

The film depicts the most spectacular robbery in Norwegian 2004 , when 11 men dressed commandos seized the Nokas cash center and within twenty minutes and escaped with 57 million kroner (about $10 million ), the result of which was killed by a police officer.

  • Erik Skjoldbjærg

Release Date: 2012-08-15
IMDb icon 6.5/10
  • Country: NO
  • Language: Norwegian
  • Revenue: Cumulative Worldwide $3,768,106
Kimberlee Julia
22 April 2013 | 12:12

5 APR 2004 on the cash division of corporations "Nokas" Stavanger had been an armed robbery, which is considered one of the biggest professional the history of Norway. 13 armed militants in the ammunition of the special forces took with a 56 million Norwegian crowns (8.9 million dollars), 51 million was now.

This is the story of the robbery, according to which motives and the film Director Erik Sellberg, "Nokas". The plot, built in mainly the testimony of witnesses and police reports. Heldbjerg not cut out practically nothing in this story, showing the whole process of the robbery, as he was really.

After all, the bandits tried to pull the robbery in 8 minutes, it turned out about 20 and the duration of the painting 87 minutes. To stretch the story, the camera followed each step of the main characters: the robbers, the Bank employees, police officers. From the movie was a little boring, without the inherent in such action fighters.

According to the scenario the film is based, seems to be correct. If the robbery is not long, it will not to go without scenes of cooking. But they are so banal and not interesting, that there is a desire to rewind to the junction. But and the interchange causes a lot of issues, especially of action heroes.

Plunderers, without fear of reproach, which behave "like a movie". 13 healthy men, technically thought out the larger, in consequence of the robbery in the history of their country in the face of bulletproof glass, almost tore all their plans.

the police, set in a dead end, with one truck. All the police of the city, sits in the plot, knowing and knowing in advance that will be a Bank robbery, does not work in life and written in scenario.

Bank teller, in the time of the shooting experiencing strange emotions. Not fear, disorder sad. They tried to run to hide, following the instincts of self-preservation, and moved to the street back and forth out of curiosity.

All the characters look weird and a little silly. And from this a kind of disgust, if to imagine what passions were the day really.

If this movie was filmed in Hollywood, I think it would not a bad action movie. But there is an independent movie, the author, with a meager budget, and local actors. From that started only in three countries, and after 2 years have come down to Russia. Premiere "Big Scandinavian Heist" took place on 20 April 4-th festival of the Norwegian cinema. As shown was native language, only with the Russian subtitles.

Carmen Pfister
17 October 2011 | 01:36

Honestly, the film was met with mixed and even contradictory feelings. Perhaps, differently to be and cannot. First, it is associated with that never before with this kind of films shot exclusively in Europe, not experienced, and secondly, the thing that I "Robbery" is more like a documentary than a real action or crime.

Actually, the "Robbery" in Norwegian is useless to compare with movies this subject made in Hollywood. The specifics of the film that it is based on the basis of real events, and even, more precisely, with the words of the witnesses of the incident of robbery. How we know it was the most daring and biggest robbery in the history of this Scandinavian country. So know that it was produced for 8 minutes, a group of men dressed in special forces. From the stolen money, and 57 million crowns, was found only 6 million, although the robbers appeared before court. In addition, in the course of the robbery killed only one person, yeah and under very strange circumstances. Yeah and overall, shots were committed enough. For 80 minutes, the filmmakers have tried to recreate the situation before us of the robbery in great detail, and in principle, the managed it quite well. Another thing is that these 80 minutes can't notice anything unusual or worthy of interest.

At this is indicative of the behavior of ordinary citizens, which no what is not used to walk around the streets by armed criminals. In General, a strange country Norway, but to blame her for the otherness would be the height of insanity.

Still, on my opinion, the "Robbery" would be better to make a documentary. Because isn't have to say anything about the acting, because simulated routine and typical life situation, nor on some exciting and tense action. Low action, low Sanarsky twist. But but a great work of operators. The more, if the witnesses are correct, we can clearly follow how is a real robbery. It also, the film gives an idea of the features of the Scandinavian mentality that also not be noted.

Alanah Howard
16 July 2011 | 09:14

The film is based on real events that occurred 11 April 2004 in the Norwegian city of Stavanger, and reconstructed the testimony of the witnesses and participants.

A strange film. It is clear that a large budget to be not could. It is clear that the specificity of the Scandinavian cinema imprint. But still — not to same degree. That say?

Interesting and diverse shooting. The camera angle is constantly changing, showing the situation with different perspectives and with different speed — all looks very dynamic. But here continuous kickbacks to 5-10 minutes to confuse rather than give the full picture.

Actors throws in the extremes: if the hostages are as excited as expected to a similar situation, then the cops and the robbers calm until indifference. Even when shoot them. Particularly the chief of police: it slow, Rosmarin and calm — if robbery with a shooting occur in the daily at the road to lunch. Amazing dissonance. In addition, the actions of the police is absolutely not logical look absolutely not place. If the real situation was so same — bad things in Norway.

It is strange to see that the film is reconstructed with the testimony of parties and witnesses, looks like nonsense. The actions of the characters sometimes do not lend themselves to any interpretation. What should look dynamic, rather unreasonably prolonged. Hardly 8 minutes the robbery lasted here so. Willy-nilly, and begin to doubt validity of the adequacy of the testimony of those who were there.

However, it is possible that the writers and Directors changed, but they did it's likely in vain.

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How much has Hold Up made?
Commercial tv-show fees worldwide today are Cumulative Worldwide $3,768,106.
Who is the director of the movie Hold Up?
This tv-show was directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg.
What is the genre of Hold Up?
The tv-show belongs to the genres of Action, Crime, Biography.
Who starred in Hold Up?
Many famous actors starred in this tv-show, here are the names of the most famous: Marit Synnøve Berg, Frode Winther, Morten Larsen, Tov Sletta, Hege Kristin Kjærvoll Sunde.
What is Hold Up IMDB Ranking?
At the moment, the rating is 6.5.
When was Hold Up released?
The start date for this tv-show on USA TV is 2012-08-15.