Held for Ransom

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Held for Ransom

Runtime: 135 Minutes | Rating: Not Rated
Languages: Danish, English with English subtitles
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Cast: Esben Smed, Anders W. Berthelsen, Toby Kebbell, Ardalan Esmaili, Sofie Torp, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen
Genre: Drama
Distributor: Samuel Goldwyn Films


HELD FOR RANSOM tells the true story of Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organization ISIS along with several other foreign nationals including the American journalist, James Foley. The film follows Daniel's struggle to survive in captivity, his friendship with James, and the nightmare of the Rye family back home in Denmark as they try to do everything in their power to save their son.

"A polished, moving, muscular thriller that never exploits or simplistically reduces its real-life horrors for entertainment value." -Jessica Kiang, Variety