Held for Ransom (2019)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Psychological Drama  |   Release Date - Oct 15, 2021 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 138 min.  |   Countries - Denmark, Norway, Sweden  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Maggie Sadler

In 2013, Danish photographer Daniel Rye (Esben Smed) embarks on a risky assignment for his employer, venturing to Syria to capture the effects of terrorism on the war-torn nation. Despite knowing the risks, Daniel finds himself confronted with his deepest fear as ISIS agents kidnap him, subjecting him to brutal torture as their hostage for over a year. Co-directed by Niels Arden Oplev and Anders W. Berthelsen. Sofie Torp and Anders W. Berthelsen co-star.

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hostage, kidnapping, negotiation, photojournalist, terrorist, torture