”In order of disappearance” is a Norwegian film, that premiered in February this year, at the Berlin film festival. It is produced by Hans Petter Moland and has a dark, yet humorous story to it. He received good critics from all over the world, and sold to over 40 countries.
In the beginning of the film protagonist Nils Dickman is voted the citizen in the small mountain municipality where he lives. He is snowplough driver and lives by keeping the roads open and clean. He experiences, however, some of the most painful thing you can experience; his son Ingvar is found dead, apparently dead of an overdose. Nils react with despair. Why was the son junkie? Why did he not know his son better? He sticks his gun in his mouth, ready to commit suicide. Just then his son’s friend shows up, and he tells him that Ingvar was murdered. The friend puts Nils on the trail to one of the suspects, and this is the he begins his bloody revenge.
Nils kills those who contributed to the killing of his son, one by one, and is getting closer and closer to the drug lord “Greven” (“ The Count”). “Greven” is an funny caricature of a gangster; a divorced vegan who take care of his young son and lives in a designer apartment surrounded by modern art and well-dressed men. “Greven” himself thinks that it is the Serbian Mafia that have taken the lives of his men, and is annoyed that they have been taking over the drug marked he used to have control over. To set an example, he kills of one of the Serbs. This turns out to have fatal consequences because the Serb he killed, is the son of the great gangster boss “Papa”.
As in a modern western story, “In order of disappearance” ends with a massacre. Nils has kidnapped the son of “Greven”, and the Serbs are looking for both “Greven” and his son to avenge the murder of boss “Papas” son. I am not going to spoil the end for this funny and dark comedy, with a twist of western stories in it – but I will, however, recommend to watch it for a good laugh.