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Stockholm (2018)

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Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

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Robert Budreau

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Robert Budreau
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Cast

Credited cast:
Mark Strong ... Gunnar Sorensson
Noomi Rapace ... Bianca Lind
Ethan Hawke ... Kaj Hansson / Lars Nystrom
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Chief Mattsson
Thorbjørn Harr ... Christopher Lind
Bea Santos ... Klara Mardh
Shanti Roney ... Olof Palme
Mark Rendall ... Elov Eriksson
John Ralston ... Detective Jackobsson
Hanneke Talbot ... Vincent's Assistant
Gustaf Hammarsten ... Stockholm Taxi Driver
Ian Matthews ... Detective Vinter
Christopher Wagelin ... Vincent (reporter)
Linzee Barclay ... Injured Bank Customer
Vladimir Jon Cubrt ... Davin
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Based on the absurd but true 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm that was documented in the New Yorker as the origins of the 'Stockholm Syndrome'.

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hostage | stockholm syndrome | See All (2) »

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Based on an Absurd but True Story

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Comedy | Crime | Drama

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Rated R for language and brief violence | See all certifications »
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Canada | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Stockholm See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,224, 12 April 2019, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$271,458, 5 May 2019
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Where the bank was, there's now a clothing store. See more »


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Tomorrow Is A Long Time
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Bob Dylan
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a fun movie, dark subject matter
16 April 2019 | by maxbryantxSee all my reviews

Stockholm can be described as a fun and comedic film, covering a dark subject matter in order to show its audience how human beings cope with stressful, life threatening situations. The film is based on the Swedish bank heist, and hostage situation, that would later inspire the coining of the phrase "Stockholm syndrome," which describes the phenomenon of a hostage forming a bond with their captor. Of the many things the film does well, what stands above the rest is the films ability to make the audience realize how someone might actually succumb to Stockholm syndrome. The main anti-hero of the story, Lars (Ethan Hawke), shows early on that all he really wants is to get his buddy, Gunnar (Mark Strong), out of jail. You the audience member even find yourself sympathizing with him as over the course of the film he goes out of his way to care for his hostages including letting one of them, Bianca (Noomi Rapace), use the telephone to call her family. The comedy in the film comes across quite well, at some points I found myself audibly laughing, and allows the audience to establish a better connection with Lars. Apart from the story, the 70's aesthetics were executed perfectly with a very pleasing color pallet focusing on shades of orange and teal, wonderful b-roll of a 70's Stockholm, and a few Bob Dylan songs thrown in for good measure. It was very enjoyable to watch and had my interest peaked right from the get-go.


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