The Danish film "Northwest", directed by Michael Noer, screened on the campus of University of Southern California this Sunday, October 27th, 2013. The film follows Casper (Gustav Dyekjær Giese), an 18-year-old burglar who wants to reach the top of the criminal career, as he ditches Jamal's gang to work for big player Bjorn (Roland Møller), who is a pimp and a drug dealer, and it soon escalates into a war between Casper and the whole gang of Jamal as they plot their revenge.
Usually, an action crime drama such as this one shows the main character pointing a gun at someone and then "Bang!", bullet flies out of the nozzle and hits that someone and blood splatters. One of the praises for "Northwest" is that audience never see anyone gets shot, they might hear gun shots but they never see the bullets brutally crushing someone's skull and drop dead. That is a very creative choice and the audience applaud him for that.
The film can remind an audience of the video game Grand Theft Auto, where the gamer has the opportunity to climb the ranks of a criminal career from giving rides to a prostitute to pulling off a major bank heist. Casper, on the other hand, starts from burglarizing rich people's homes, to giving rides to prostitutes to the ultimate mission in the movie that leaves the audience wanting for more.
In the very end, audiences can be heard gasping and whispering to each other, "Will there be a sequel?"