Pioneer

 

Norway

Thriller | 2014 | 111 minutes |

 

 

 

This conspiracy thriller is set in the early 80's, the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Enormous oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea and the authorities aim to bring the oil ashore through a pipeline from depths of 500 meters. A professional diver, Petter, obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey where he loses sight of who's pulling the strings. Gradually he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake.

 

 

Director : Erik Skjoldbjærg
Cast : Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang
Awards :
  • It won the Norwegian Amanda Awards for Best Actor (Aksel Hennie) and Best Production Design. It was also nominated for Best Visual Effects.
  • It won Best Cinematography at Chicago International Film Festival.
  • Nominated for Best Film at Hawaii International Film Festival.
  • Nominated for Best Male Actor and Best Production Design at Trondheim International Film Festival
  • Nominated for Best Action in a Foreign Film at World Stunt Awards.
Language : Norwegian | English
** Limited number of screenings at EUFF 2016.

 

 

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