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The Escape


Danish journalist Rikke Lyngvig is taken hostage in Afghanistan by a terror group. With help from one of the terrorists, the young Nazir, Rikke manages to escape. On her return, she is soon declared the Danish Jessica Lynch and her career is launched into the spotlight. All the while Nazir flees from Afghanistan, heading for Denmark. When he finally seeks out Rikke, she is shocked and torn. Is she willing to help the man who threatened to kill her, and to jeopardize her new-found career? Their tumultuous encounter turns into an ill-fated confrontation with their own demons and a nation driven by a hunger for sensation and political populism.

“The Escape” is based on Olav Hergel’s novel “Flygtningen”.


Director: Kathrine Windfeld  

Producer:  Sadik Deveci  

Manus: Rasmus Heisterberg og Mette Heeno

Cast: Iben Hjejle, Lars Mikkelsen, Faigh Zamani og Henrik Prip

Release: January 9, 2009

Status: Bluray / DVD / VOD

Genre: Drama

Language: Dansk, Engelsk, Dari

Format: 3191 meter 2,35:1 Dolby, SRD