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Pionér (2013)

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A thriller set at the beginning of the 1980's Norwegian Oil Boom and centered on a diver whose obsession with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea leads to tragedy.

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Erik Skjoldbjærg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Aksel Hennie ... Petter
Wes Bentley ... Mike
Stephen Lang ... John Ferris
Stephanie Sigman ... Maria Salatzar
Jonathan LaPaglia ... Ronald
Ane Dahl Torp ... Pia
Jørgen Langhelle ... Leif
André Eriksen ... Knut Jensen
David A. Jørgensen ... Jørgen Heimland
Eirik Stubø Eirik Stubø ... Ivar Jeger
Endre Hellestveit Endre Hellestveit ... Trond
Laurents Rørvik Laurents Rørvik ... Martin
Janne Heltberg Janne Heltberg ... Trude Svendsen
Jerker Fahlström ... Jørgens far
Tyrone C. Wiggins Tyrone C. Wiggins ... Vakt (as Tyrone Wiggins)
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Storyline

This conspiracy thriller is set in the early 80's, the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter, obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who's pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake. Written by Websurfer

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1980s | oil | sea | diver | accident | See All (37) »

Taglines:

When your ultimate adventure becomes your ultimate nightmare

Genres:

Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Norway | Germany | Sweden | France | Finland

Language:

Norwegian | English

Release Date:

5 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Pioneer See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

€5,555,559 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$1,857, 5 December 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$6,847, 2 January 2015
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DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

About 1 hour into the movie you can spot the AdO-arena, the swimming hall in Bergen city, in the background. The movie is supposed to take place in the 80's, but the swimming hall wasn't build until 2014. See more »

Goofs

(at around 35 mins) Petter opens a bag containing bundles of U.S. dollar bills. All denominations shown are clearly the currency designs that began circulation in the late 1990's. The movie is set in 1979. See more »

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Very informative thriller let down by a weak script.
6 August 2017 | by Fella_shibbySee all my reviews

Saw this recently on a DVD. Been on my radar for a long time. Knowin that its from the director of the original Insomnia n the actor from Headhunters, it aroused my curiosity. The film is about Norwegians and Americans cooperating in diving deeper than anyone previously has done to prepare for the installation of a gas pipeline. I found the movie very informative, providing knowledge about decompression sickness. Professional divers r used as guinea pigs while scientists secretly tested gas mixtures thought to counteract harmful deep sea pressures without the participant's knowledge. The film features breathless n claustrophobic underwater sequences. The bottom of the ocean as the dark side of the moon with the Norwegian flag. The scenes where the divers r going through rigorous training to prepare themselves are very tense. The claustrophobic environment of the pressure chamber n the divers' hallucinations created a sense of dread. The cinematography is gorgeous with clean blues, greens, and amber colors. The pacing was a bit letdown. Once the movie is away from the sea, it becomes a bit slow. The other issue was that the American characters, (Lang n Bentley) weren't given more footage n dialogues. The relationship between the lead character n his brother's family were a bit melodramatic at times. The angle of the greedy corporations n politics were full of clichés.


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