STOCKHOLM, starring Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Training Day), Noomi Rapace (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, Prometheus) and Mark Strong (The Kingsmen, The Imitation Game). STOCKHOLM is written and directed by Robert Budreau (Born To Be Blue) and is produced by Darius Films, Lumanity, JoBro Productions and Chimney Group.
STOCKHOLM is based on the absurd but true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis documented in the 1974 New Yorker article “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. The film follows Lars Nystrom, (Hawke) who dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages in order to spring his pal Gunnar (Strong) from prison. One of the hostages includes Bianca (Rapace), a wife and mother of two. Negotiations with detectives hits a wall when (at the request of the Prime Minister) the police refuse to let Lars leave in a getaway car with the hostages. As hours turn into days, Lars alternates between threatening the hostages and making them feel comfortable and secure. The hostages develop an uneasy relationship with their captor, which is particularly complex for Bianca, who develops a strong bond with Lars as she witnesses his caring nature. This connection gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm syndrome”.
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Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Thorbjørn Harr, Christopher Heyerdahl