- Nov 7, 2012
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- Kevin Oppegaard
As a rule, a remake of a foreign language film usually results in an inferior English language version. There are exceptions, but Cold Pursuit is not one of them. It’s also a shame that Laura Dern is given so little to do. I would definitely recommend to those who can abide subtitles to seek out the original. Stellan Skarsgård is one of the very best Swedish actors.Have any of you seen In order of disappearance? It's on Netflix now. It's the norwegian film Cold Pursuit is based on. CP is nearly a shot for shot remake!
Hilariously, if you type the original Norwegian title "Kraftidioten" into Google Translate, it gives you "In Order Of Disappearance" as the English translation!! The literal translation is more like "The Major Idiot", which of course wouldn't have attracted many viewers...
When I originally saw it in 2014, the dark humour and wintery setting reminded me a lot of the Coen brothers' Fargo. Even the film posters seemed to pay homage!