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The Escape (2009)

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A Danish journalist is taken hostage in Afghanistan by a terror group that threatens to kill her if Denmark does not withdraw their troops from the country.

Director:

Kathrine Windfeld

Writers:

Mette Heeno (screenplay), Rasmus Heisterberg (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Iben Hjejle ... Rikke Lyngvig
Lars Mikkelsen ... Thomas Jargil
Faegh Zamani Faegh Zamani ... Nazir Osmani
Henrik Prip Henrik Prip ... Arne Hansen
Sonja Richter ... Sara Jargil
Vibeke Hastrup ... Hanne Hvidtfeldt
Søren Spanning Søren Spanning ... Jesper Bech
Mikael Birkkjær Mikael Birkkjær ... Claes Kielland
Søren Sætter-Lassen ... Steffensen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dina Al-Erhayem Dina Al-Erhayem ... Journalist
Rafi Mohammed Bayan Rafi Mohammed Bayan ... Ali
Jette Beckmann Jette Beckmann ... Trafic Radio
Gerard Bidstrup Gerard Bidstrup ... Secretary
Morten Bjørn Morten Bjørn ... Journalist
Sarah Boberg ... Doctor
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A Danish journalist is taken hostage in Afghanistan by a terror group that threatens to kill her if Denmark does not withdraw their troops from the country.

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Country:

Denmark

Language:

Danish | English | Dari

Release Date:

9 January 2009 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Copenhagen, Denmark See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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The movie deals with controversial topics that have such significant relevance in today's society that I cannot stress enough that this is a must-see!
7 January 2009 | by cheatelliSee all my reviews

I was so lucky to be invited to see a screener of this movie back in December last year. Prior to the showing I'd read half the book (the movie is based upon the novel "The Refugee" by Olav Hergel) and I was tremendously pleased with the plot and very excited and eager to see how they had managed to adapt it into a motion picture. I'm not an overly enthusiastic fan of Danish movies, but Kathrine Windfeld has indeed succeeded in creating a thought provoking and touching film, that unquestionably will take its place in history as one Danish film production's greatest moments. A stunning performance by Iben Hjejle (Rikke Lyngvig) is accompanied by excellent performances by the rest of the cast. You will find yourself at the edge of your chair, captivated by this thrilling story and leaving you enriched and thoughtful when you leave the cinema. The movie deals with controversial topics that have such significant relevance in today's society that I cannot stress enough that this is a must-see!


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