Nordic noirs tend to end up in depressing, dark terrain littered with dead dogs, battered protagonists and think black humour. The latest addition to the canon is In Order Of Disappearance, a thriller that has been billed as a rollicking, gory and funny delve into Norway's dark underbelly that brings to mind a certain Coen brothers film. Welcome then to Fargø.
The 'hero' of the piece is Nils (Stellan Skarsgård), a snow plough driver who discovers that his son has died, supposedly of a drug overdose. But Nils knows that his son isn't a junkie and suspects foul play. His suspicions are confirmed when he tracks down (and brutally kills) two gang members who confess to involvement in the crime. Soon Nils is swept up in a turf war between two gangs: one local and one Serbian. Needless to say things don't go smoothly from there.
In Order Of Disappearance is out in the UK on 12 September.