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by Kathrine Windfeld


Danish journalist Rikke Lyngvig is taken hostage in Afghanistan by a terror group threatening to kill her. However, with help from one of the terrorists, the young Nazir, Rikke manages to escape. On her return, she is soon declared the Danish Jessica Lynch and her career is launched into the spotlight. All the while Nazir flees from Afghanistan, heading for Denmark. When he finally seeks out Rikke, she is shocked and torn. Is she willing to help the man who threatened to kill her, and to jeopardize her new-found career? Their tumultuous encounter turns into an ill-fated confrontation with their own demons and a nation driven by a hunger for sensation and political populism.

international title: The Escape
original title: Flugten
country: Denmark
sales agent: Nimbus Film
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Kathrine Windfeld
film run: 114'
release date: DK 09/01/2009
screenplay: Rasmus Heisterberg
cast: Iben Hjejle, Faigh Zamani, Lars Mikkelsen, Rafi Mohammed Bayan, Henrik Prip, Vibeke Hastrup, Sonja Richter, Mikael Birkkjær
cinematography by: Jonas Alarik
film editing: Sofia Lindgren
art director: Catharina Nyqvist Ehrnrooth
music: Jean-Paul Wall
producer: Morten Kaufmann
production: Nimbus Film
backing: Danish Film Institute, DR TV, Nordisk Film & TV Fond, Swedish Film Institute, SVT, NRK, Sandrew Metronome, Canal+, BOB FilmSweden, Nordisk Film ShortCut, Kameraudlejningen, Mainstream
distributor: Sandrew Metronome
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