Stockholm (2018 film)

Stockholm (known as The Captor in some countries[2]) is a 2018 crime film written, produced and directed by Robert Budreau. It stars Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl, Bea Santos and Thorbjørn Harr.[3] The film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 19, 2018 and was released on April 12, 2019 by Smith Global Media.[4][5]The film is loosely based on the true story of the 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis in Stockholm.[3]

Stockholm film poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRobert Budreau
Written byRobert Budreau
Produced by
CinematographyBrendan Steacy
Edited byRichard Comeau
Music bySteve London
Distributed bySmith Global Media
Release date
  • April 19, 2018 (2018-04-19) (Tribeca)
  • April 12, 2019 (2019-04-12) (United States)
Running time
92 minutes
United States
Box office$692,514[1]


After taking hostages in a Stockholm bank, ex-con Lars Nystrom demands the release of his old partner in crime from prison. As the situation escalates, Lars starts to let down his guard as he develops an uneasy bond with one of the female employees.



On January 27, 2017 it was announced that Noomi Rapace and Ethan Hawke would be starring in Stockholm with Robert Budreau writing, producing and directing the film.[6]

Principal photography on the film began on April 2017.[7]


Box officeEdit

Stockholm grossed $292,590 in the United States and Canada and $399,924 in other territories for a worldwide total of $692,514.[1]

Critical receptionEdit

On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 68%, based on 78 reviews, with an average rating of 5.96/10. The website's consensus reads, "Stockholm can't quite do justice to its themes or the real-life events it dramatizes, but a light touch and well-chosen cast keep the end results consistently entertaining."[8] On Metacritic, the film holds a rating of 54 out of 100, based on 18 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews".[9]


Award Date of ceremony Category Recipient(s) Result Ref(s)
Canadian Screen Awards 31 March 2019 Best Adapted Screenplay Robert Budreau Won [10][11]
Best Costume Design Lea Carlson Nominated
Best Editing Richard Comeau Nominated
Best Sound Editing Lee Walpole and Thomas Huhn Nominated
Achievement in Hair Peggy Kyriakidou Won
Achievement in Visual Effects Fredrik Nord Nominated
Canadian Society of Cinematographers Awards 23 March 2019 Theatrical Feature Cinematography Brendan Steacy Won [12]
Directors Guild of Canada Awards 26 October 2019 Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film Robert Budreau Won [13]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b "Stockholm". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "The Captor [DVD]". Retrieved March 15, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Ford, Rebecca (January 27, 2017). "Berlin: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace to Star in Thriller 'Stockholm". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  4. ^ Raup, Jordan (March 7, 2018). "Tribeca 2018 Lineup Includes 'Disobedience,' 'The Miseducation of Cameron Post,' 'The Seagull,' and More". The Film Stage.
  5. ^ Grobar, Matt (April 19, 2018). "Ethan Hawke & Noomi Rapace Learn True Meaning Of 'Stockholm' Syndrome — Tribeca Studio". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  6. ^ Hipes, Patrick (January 27, 2017). "Ethan Hawke & Noomi Rapace To Star in 'Stockholm' – Berlin". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (January 27, 2017). "Berlin: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace to Star in Thriller 'Stockholm". Variety. Retrieved May 25, 2017.
  8. ^ "Stockholm (2018)". Rotten Tomatoes. Fandango Media. Retrieved May 15, 2020.
  9. ^ "Stockholm Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved November 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "Stockholm". Academy of Canadian Cinema & Television. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
  11. ^ Ahearn, Victoria. "Canadian Screen Awards kick off with comedy sketch and brisk, hostless format". Alaska Highway News. Archived from the original on April 1, 2019. Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  12. ^ "CSC - Awards". Retrieved April 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Director's Guild of Canada names best homegrown films and TV shows". CBC Radio. 28 October 2019. Retrieved 16 May 2020.

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