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by Niels Arden Oplev, Anders W. Berthelsen


A story of one of the most spectacular kidnappings in recent times. The protagonist is the young Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organisation Islamic State along with several other foreign nationals, including the American journalist James Foley. The film follows Daniel’s struggle to survive in captivity, his friendship with James and the nightmare of the Rye family back home in Denmark as they try to cope with the fear that they may never see their son alive again. At the centre of this crisis, we find hostage negotiator, Arthur, who plays a pivotal role in securing Daniel’s release.

international title: Held for Ransom
original title: Ser du månen, Daniel
country: Denmark, Sweden, Norway
sales agent: TrustNordisk
year: 2019
genre: fiction
directed by: Niels Arden Oplev, Anders W. Berthelsen
film run: 139'
release date: DK 29/08/2019
screenplay: Puk Damsgaard Andersen, Anders Thomas Jensen
cast: Esben Smed, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sofie Torp, Toby Kebbell
cinematography by: Eric Kress
film editing: Lars Therkelsen, Anne Østerud
art director: Knirke Madelung
costumes designer: Stine Thaning
music: Johan Söderqvist
producer: Signe Leick Jensen, Morten Kaufmann
co-producer: Annika Hellström, Gudny Hummelvoll, Erika Malmgren, Peter Possne, Morten Rasmussen
executive producer: Anders W. Berthelsen
associate producer: Joonas Berghäll
line producer: Sanne Glæsel, Rula Nasser
production: Toolbox Film
distributor: Nordisk Film Distribution

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