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Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements


2018, Robert Budreau, Canada/USA, 92 min.
With Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong

Show Times

  • Fri, May 3rd 4:15pm
  • Fri, May 3rd 8:15pm
  • Sat, May 4th 5:00pm
  • Sun, May 5th 3:00pm
  • Mon, May 6th 6:00pm
  • Tue, May 7th 8:15pm
  • Wed, May 8th 6:00pm
  • Thu, May 9th 8:15pm
First Chicago run!

"Propulsive and engaging...Its madcap energy keeps things fresh and entertaining from start to finish."
—Matthew Passantino, Film Threat

"Funny and agile...a fine vehicle for Noomi Rapace and Ethan Hawke."—John DeFore,Hollywood Reporter

Announcing itself as "based on an absurd but true story," STOCKHOLM mixes humor, heart, and high tension in a rambunctious thriller loosely based on the 1973 hostage crisis that gave rise to the term "Stockholm syndrome." Lars Nystrom (Hawke) bursts into Stockholm's biggest bank with a machine gun and takes two female employees hostage. In the first of several stranger-than-fiction twists, he thanks one of the terrified hostages, Bianca (Rapace), for setting off the alarm. Lars's plan is more eccentric and elaborate than robbing the bank, and, as a cat-and-mouse standoff develops, a growing rapport develops between captor and captives, especially the seemingly strait-laced housewife Bianca. After his widely praised portrait of constraint in FIRST REFORMED, Hawke cuts loose with one of his most flamboyant performances as the hotheaded criminal whose bluster is worse than his bite. Rapace, in her best role since the DRAGON TATTOO films, effectively counterpoints Hawke with a subtle, interiorized performance that keeps us guessing as to what extent her bond with Lars stems from calculation, compassion, or passion. In English. DCP digital widescreen. (MR)

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