DANIEL

By Niels Arden Oplev

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Title: DANIEL
Original title: SER DU MÅNEN, DANIEL
Director: Niels Arden Oplev
Producers: Morten Kaufmann, Signe Leick Jensen
Executive producers: Niels Arden Oplev, Anders W. Berthelsen
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Esben Smed, Anders W. Berthelsen, Toby Kebbell, Ardalan Esmaili, Sofie Torp, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen
Genre: Drama
Budget EUR: 5.6M
Duration: 135 min
Language: Danish
Additional Languages: English
Country of origin: Denmark
Production Company: Toolbox Film
Scriptwriter: Anders Thomas Jensen
Cinematographer: Eric Kress
Production year: 2019
Editor: Anne Østerud & Lars Therkelsen
Local release: 29-08-2019

DANIEL tells the story of one of the most spectacular kidnappings in recent times. The protagonist is the young Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organisation Islamic State along with several other foreign nationals including the American journalist James Foley. The film follows Daniel’s struggle to survive in captivity, his friendship with James, and the nightmare of the Rye family back home in Denmark as they try to cope with the fear that they may never see their son alive again. At the centre of this crisis, we find hostage negotiator, Arthur, who plays a pivotal role in securing Daniel’s release. DANIEL is co-directed by actor, Anders W. Berthelsen.

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