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Stockholm

Rated 14 Accompaniment

(Coarse Language) 92 minutes

Dir: Robert Budreau, Canada/US, 2018
Mark Rendall, Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace

Winner of 2 Canadian Screen Awards, including Best Adapted Screenplay

“Ever wonder where the term Stockholm Syndrome came from? Director Robert Budreau, along with an all-star cast, explains the wild but true story behind the term... In 1973, a disguised bank robber walks into Stockholm’s city bank with a gun and starts taking hostages. Oddly enough, he demands not money but Gunnar Sorensson, a fellow bank robber who is serving a prison sentence. The flummoxed police surprisingly comply with the request, which means they soon have two criminals on their hands instead of just one. It’s a tense, days-long standoff in which the three bank employees held hostage must eat, drink, and converse with their captors, unwittingly forging a human connection. For Bianca Lind, things are taken one step further, when she falls for the man who is endangering her life... The film is enjoyable, never boring, and pulls at a secret place inside each of us that wants the underdog to win, despite the circumstances... Hawke and Rapace are at their absolute best.” - Erica Corbin, ScreenPicks