The Captor

  • 2018
  • Canada / US
  • 1h 32min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Robert Budreau
  • Cast: Mark Strong, Noomi Rapace, Ethan Hawke

Lars (Hawke) is a bank robber who takes a bank hostage so as to demand that an imprisoned friend be released. This fictionalisation of the origin of Stockholm syndrome is strangely dull and lacks depth, although Hawke injects some warmth as the buffoonish and tender Nystrom.

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The Captor

17 Jun 20192 stars

Ethan Hawke has fun in this fictionalised and flawed take on a notorious real-life heist

When, in 1973, Jan-Erik Olsson strolled into Stockholm's Kreditbanken on Norrmalmstorg square, took hostages, and demanded that his imprisoned friend and fellow bank robber Clark Olofsson be brought to him, the ensuing stand-off sparked fascination…

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