PIONEER

By Erik Skjoldbjærg

FACTS

Title: PIONEER
Original title: PIONEER
Director: Erik Skjoldbjærg
Producers: Christian Fredrik Martin
Executive producers: Asle Vatn
Film status: Internationally Premiered
Cast: Aksel Hennie, Wes Bentley, Stephen Lang, Stephanie Sigman, Jørgen Langhelle, Ane Dahl Torp
Genre: Thriller
Budget EUR: 6.5M
Duration: 106 min
Language: English
Additional Languages: Norwegian
Country of origin: Norway
Production Company: Friland Produksjon AS
Scriptwriter: Hans Gunnarsson, Nikolaj Frobenius, Erik Skjoldbjærg
Cinematographer: Jallo Faber
Production year: 2013
Editor: Frida Eggum Michaelsen

PIONEER is set in the early 80's, at 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 is obsessed with reaching the bottom of the Norwegian Sea. Along with his brother Knut he 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.

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Festival overview

Haugesund Film Festival
Awards: National Film Award Amanda for Best Actor in a Leading Role to Aksel Hennie
2014-08-16

Chicago Int. FF
2013-10-10

Copenhagen PIX
2014-04-03

Göteborg Int. Filmfestival
2014-01-24

Hamburg Filmfest GmbH
2013-09-26

Les Arcs European Film Festival
2013-12-14

London Film Festival
2013-10-09

Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage
2013-10-30

Toronto 2013
2013-09-06