Country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Cast: Esben Smed, Anders W. Berthelsen, Toby Kebbell, Sofie Torp
Runtime: 139 min.
A story of one of the most spectacular kidnappings in recent times. The protagonist is the young Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organisation Islamic State along with several other foreign nationals, including the American journalist James Foley. The film follows Daniel’s struggle to survive in captivity, his friendship with James and the nightmare of the Rye family back home in Denmark as they try to cope with the fear that they may never see their son alive again. At the centre of this crisis, we find hostage negotiator, Arthur, who plays a pivotal role in securing Daniel’s release.
Awards & Festivals:
Bodil Award – Best Supporting Actress
Danish Film Awards (Robert) – Blockbuster Audience Award, Best Adapted Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress
Zulu Award – Best Film
Göteborg International Film Festival – participation
Santa Barbara Int. Film Festival – participation
Goa - Int. Film Festival of India – participation