Event type: All Ages
Director: Robert Budreau
Featuring: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong
English, 92 minutes, Rating Not Available
Movie fans who know their thriller cliches have heard of Stockholm Syndrome, a term based on the surprising tendency of captors and captives to form emotional bonds when stuck together in high-stakes situations. Yet the real story of the hostage-taking situation that spawned the phrase may be stranger than viewers can imagine. Writer-director Robert Budreau re-teams with the great Ethan Hawke – the leading man in the filmmaker’s terrific Chet Baker biopic BORN TO BE BLUE (KCFF 2016) – for a gripping drama that delves into the real details of what went down in a normally sleepy bank in Stockholm in 1973. It’s hard not to be wowed by Budreau’s finesse when it comes to creating convincing period details and handling a tone that continually shifts from the tense to absurd. His actors are even more remarkable, with Hawke’s charismatic bank robber finding his match in the tenacious bank teller played by Noomi Rapace.
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February 28, 2019 - March 3, 2019
Cutoff is Saturday, March 2, 2019 6:44 pm EST unless it sells out earlier.