About the film
based on novel or book hostage-taking based on true story terrorism hostage situation hostage negotiator syria islamism
Release Date: August 29, 2019
|Production Companies||:||Film i Väst, Cinenic Film, Toolbox Film, Hummelfilm, Deluca Film|
|Director||:||Niels Arden Oplev|
|Producers||:||Anders W. Berthelsen, Morten Kaufmann, Nathalie Chéron, Peter Possne, Niels Arden Oplev, Signe Leick Jensen, Gudny Hummelvoll, Joonas Berghäll, Erika Malmgren, Rula Nasser, Annika Hellström, Jessie Frost, Morten Rasmussen, Sanne Glæsel|
|Writers||:||Anders Thomas Jensen, Puk Damsgaard Andersen|
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. At the center of this crisis, we find hostage negotiator, Arthur, who plays a pivotal role in securing Daniel’s release.