August 8, 2019
Director: Robert Budreau; Starring: Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong; Genre: Biography, Comedy, Crime; Age: 12+; Time: 92 minutes
Stockholm is based on the absurd but true story of a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis documented in the 1974 New Yorker article.
The film follows Lars Nystrom, who dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages in order to spring his pal Gunnar from prison.
As hours turn into days, Lars alternates between threatening the hostages and making them feel comfortable and secure.
This connection gave rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm syndrome”.