Pioneer (Norwegian: Pionér) is a 2013 Norwegian thriller film directed by Erik Skjoldbjærg. It was released on 30 August, followed by a screening in the Special Presentation section at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival.
|Directed by||Erik Skjoldbjærg|
|Written by||Erik Skjoldbjærg|
|Edited by||Frida Eggum Michaelsen|
|Distributed by||Nordisk Film|
Petter is a commercial offshore diver in the North Sea during the 1980s. Norway is at the beginning of its program for oil harvesting. Petter and his brother Knut have key roles in laying the first petroleum pipe in the North Sea. Norwegians and Americans are cooperating in diving deeper than anyone previously has done, to prepare for the installation of a gas pipeline. Petter experiences a tragic accident during a test dive. When he later tries to find out what really happened, he finds that the authorities and his colleagues are trying to cover up the matter.
- Aksel Hennie as Petter Jensen
- Wes Bentley as Mike
- Stephen Lang as John Ferris
- Jonathan LaPaglia as Dr. Ronald McDermott
- Stephanie Sigman as Maria Salazar
- Jørgen Langhelle as Leif Lindberg
- Ane Dahl Torp as Pia
- André Eriksen as Knut Jensen
- Arne Lindtner Næss as Minister
- Eirik Stubø as Ivar Jeger
- Endre Hellestveit as Trond
- Janne Heltberg as Trude Svendsen
- Kent Albinsson as Jens Roger Hjort
- The drilling rig Byford Dolphin, where a real-life decompression chamber accident in Norway resulted in the death of a number of divers in 1983.
- "Pioneer (12A)". Arrow Film Distributors. British Board of Film Classification. 12 March 2014. Retrieved 12 March 2014.
- "Pioneer". TIFF. Archived from the original on 9 October 2013. Retrieved 10 August 2013.
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- Klaustrofobisk dypdykk
- Pionér - Aksel Hennie til bunns i god oljethriller.
- "George Clooney's latest film tells dark tale of underwater peril". The Guardian. Retrieved 11 August 2014.