The trailer for the upcoming film Stockholm, loosely based on the stranger-than-fiction true story of the 1973 bank heist that gave the term “Stockholm Syndrome”, has been released.
Directed by Robert Budreau, the comedy thriller is set in Stockholm, 1973, and revolves around Lars Nystrom (Ethan Hawke), a bank robber who takes over a central Stockholm bank disguised as a cowboy. The cast also includes Noomi Rapace as Bianca, a bank employee who develops an unusual bond with her captor, Mark Strong, and others.
The trailer shows how Hawke’s character raids the Kreditbanken in Stockholm, 1973, and makes a series of requests that include one million dollars and a Mustang 302 like Steve McQueen had in Bullitt. When the hostage situation becomes longer than expected, from hours to days, things take an interesting turn as the hostages, especially Bianca, develop a bond with Nystrom. Asked what it is like being stuck in there with those criminals, she answers – during a phone conversation – that “it’s not too bad” and that they (the hostages) trust Nystrom more than they trust their police.
The song used in the trailer is Bon Dylan’s 1970 single “New Morning,” from his 11th studio album of the same name.
Stockholm debuted at Tribeca Film Festival in 2018 and is set to open in theaters his spring, on April 12, 2019.