DVD Review: The Shooter
The Shooter is a remake of a political thriller which seems to have found it’s place in our current political climate. The film evolves around Mia Moesgaard, political journalist for a large Danish newspaper. Six months after being elected on the promise to not allow drilling for oil on Greenland, the Green Party’s foreign Minister Thomas Borby announces a deal with the United States to drill for oil in Greenland. With the population up in arms, Moesgaard interviews Borby on a live television debate and suggests that the Danish people might rise up and take action over this policy flip flop.
Inspired by her unintentional call to arms, leading geologist Rasmus Hilm Jensen, who just happens to know what the American’s will find when they start drilling, decides to take action using the only skill he has left at his disposal, his military background as a sniper.
Using Moesgaard as his voice, Jensen attempts to make the government back up on the deal and stick to their election promises. He begins by shooting out the tires on a ministers car just as he’s about to get in it.
With an American government representative about to arrive in country to seal the deal, the Police are on high alert to find out who the sniper is and stop him before he kills some one.
Director Annette K. Olesen proves a deft hand at delivering a well paced political thriller, which is only let down by the weird subplot of the un-wed Moesgaard wanting to adopt an Indian baby. It has no real relevance to the film, and dose nothing but add a little confusion.
Still, another solid film that only adds to the growing number of quality Scandinavian releases.