'Stockholm': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the Ethan Hawke starrer

'Stockholm': Release date, plot, cast, trailer and everything you need to know about the Ethan Hawke starrer

The movie 'Stockholm' captures the drama that unfolded between two robbers and their hostages during a bank heist, all based on a true story.

In the year 1973, a bank heist in Stockholm took the world by storm as two captors held four hostages for six consecutive days and eventually developed a romantic association with them, as the drama unfolded. This unusual true story which was well documented by live media has been adapted into a movie and is set to come out on 12 April 2019. 'Stockholm', which stars Noomi Rapace, Ethan Hawke, Mark Strong and Christopher Heyerdahl, will give a vivid account of the captors, as the police enclosed the group of captors and hostages in the bank vault and evaluated the captor's behavior. The events that unfolded during this heist led to the origin of the term Stockholm syndrome – where hostages developed an affinity towards their captors and denied to testify against them.

Release Date

The movie is set to be released on April 12, 2019.


The plot is adapted from true events of the year 1973, following the bank heist in Stockholm. The movie by Robert Budreau recreates the events with fitting comic timing, and a riveting account of the time, when the hostages held by one of the captors (Ethan Hawke) denies to testify against him. Noomi Rapace (Bianca), one of the main captors held by Hawke, seems to be leading the female role and is seen in the trailer to be actively participating in protecting and shielding the captors from the police. The dialogues, spaced evenly across the trailer gives an idea of the attachment that seems to be blossoming between the two opposing forces in the movie.


'Stockholm' brings forth a powerful star cast like Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Christopher Heyerdahl and Bea Santos. Ethan Hawk was last seen in the movie ‘Juliet, Naked’ in 2018. He is mostly known for his powerful acting in the 'Before Sunrise' series.

Ethan Hawke attends the 2018 IFP Gotham Awards with FIJI Water at Cipriani, Wall Street on November 26, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)


Noomi Rapace is known for her role in 'The Girl with the Dragon Tatoo', 'What happened to Monday', 'Prometheus' and more. 

Noomi Rapace attends the Charles Finch & Chanel pre-BAFTA's dinner at Loulou's on February 09, 2019, in London, England. (Getty Images)



Writer/director Robert Budreau has already been awarded for the Best Adapted Screenplay for 'Stockholm' at the 7th Canadian Screen Awards. In his movie 'Born to be Blue', he had yet again starred Ethan Hawke as the lead role. 


Director Robert Budreau attends a screening of 'Stockholm' during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at SVA Theatre on April 19, 2018, in New York City. (Getty Images)

Unlike 'The Italian Job', 'Inside Man', or 'The Bank Job', 'Stockholm' is more topical although the events took place way back in 1973, the Stockholm Syndrome is still relevant. Watch the trailer below for more details. The movie is set to be released on April 12.



Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace will be seen together in Robert Budreau's movie 'Stockholm' (IMDB images)


The movie 'Stockholm' was inspired by true events.

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