thriller Exit explores the cut-throat
financial investment world as two
wealthy business partners discharge
the son of the man who started the
company; but when the man apparently
commits suicide and during negotiations
of a lucrative deal the older partner is
killed, the younger is arrested putting
his and his family's lives in terrible
HAVING DISPENSED WITH THE SERVICES of Morgan Nordensträle (Samuel Fröler),
whose father built the company they bought, Thomas Skepphult (Mads Mikkelsen:
Casino Royale; The Hunt; Hannibal) and his business partner Wilhelm Rahmberg
(Börje Ahlstedt) are stunned to hear a shot and discover that Morgan has apparently
Seven years later Thomas and Wilhelm are set to negotiate one of the largest,
extremely lucrative deals that will see them exit with enough money to set them
up for life, when things start to go horribly wrong.
A terrifically classy,
Exit thrills and grips
you in a perplexing
is seeking to make a killing but he already seems to have it all
his beautiful wife Anna (Kirsti Torhaug), their lovely daughter Ebba (Johanna
Dickson), an expensive villa by the water and a financially secure future.
Wilhelm has a shaky marriage to Louise (Kristina Tornouist) and has a secret
he has not shared with Thomas: he had set up a CCTV camera in Morgan's office
and he has a tape in a hidden drawer in his safe that nobody knows about.
Wilhelm also wants to hand over to reins to Thomas in order to spend more time
with his family. But nothing is ever as straightforward as it seems.
First, the deal has been held up by misgivings of senior executive Gabriel Mörk
(Johan Rabaeus). Then Wilhelm is beaten to death at his home. Suspicion falls
on Thomas as the murder weapon can be linked to him and he has the most to gain
as there is an agreement that states that if one partner dies the other can
buy his shares for two million Krona.
Thomas is arrested and Detective Diana Malm (Ia Langhammer in an all-too-small
role that is never developed) suggests that Thomas should call his lawyer, Philip
Ceder (Ulf Friberg). Unfortunately, when he calls him he finds instead he is
talking to a man he was certain was dead. A man who menacingly tells him it
is "time to settle a debt".
As the prime suspect with damningly conclusive evidence against him, Thomas
is locked up; but now he is faced with threats to his family he has to escape
and embark on a desperate campaign to prove his innocence and protect his family,
calling upon his two most-trusted allies Fabian von Klerking (Alexander
Skarsgaård: True Blood) and the tough Preben Smed (Henrik Noël Olesen).
Believing his wife and daughter to be safe with Preben, Thomas risks his own
life to track down his adversary. He falls foul of the brutal restaurateur Ahmed
Aalam (Hassan Brijany), who has been paid to kidnap Thomas' daughter, but will
he ever be able to convince the necessary authorities that he is innocent of
Thomas is a wealthy investor at the peak of his career. He believed himself
to be riding high and bulletproof. Now he is given the ultimate test. He has
discovered that when things go wrong in the upper echelons of the corporate
world and a way out cannot be bought, the wealthy and powerful have to rely
on the same basic survival instincts as everyone else.
Comparisons are drawn between Exit and The Fugitive with a man on the
run having been accused of something he may not have done. Exit is an
excellent action thriller with surprising twists and notably strong performances.
Hailed as the best Nordic actor of a generation, Mads Mikkelsen always combines
high drama and action convincingly and none more so than here, pitted against
a psychotic and menacing villain played by a credible Samuel Fröler.
The massive UK success of subtitled television dramas such as The Killing
and Wallander has paved the way for many more top Nordic shows and feature
films in an eager UK marketplace. Stylish Swedish production and excellent performances
make Exit a must-see for UK Scandi-philes eager for their next fix.
Even without the obvious giveaways of the film's home country it is a terrifically
classy, unmistakably Nordic delivery; Exit thrills and grips you in a perplexing
Exit also features: Henrik Nolén as Ake; Vladimir Dikanski as The Russian;
and Stig Engström as Anna's Father. Music is by Johan Söderqvist; Cinematographer
is Eric Maddison, FSF; Writers are: Håkan Ramsin (Novel) and Jesper Kärrbrink
(Novel); Written and Directed by Peter Lindmark.
Films is pleased to announce the UK DVD debut of the exhilarating Swedish thriller
Exit on 8 July 2013. Language: Danish (English Subtitles) | Catalogue
"A terrifically classy, unmistakably Nordic delivery; Exit thrills and
grips you in a perplexing did-he-didn't-he maelstrom" Maggie
THE RECENT BOX OFFICE SUCCESSES of Nordic feature films The Hunt (also
starring Mads Mikkelsen), A Hijacking (starring Borgen's Pilou
Asbaek) and Love Is All You Need (from director Susanne Bier) has inspired
Arrow to bring some of the best Scandi films from recent years direct to UK
living rooms via the home entertainment market.
Such is the enthusiasm of the British public for all-things-Scandi that Arrow
recently held the UK's first ever expo celebrating Scandinavian crime & thriller
fiction & film. Featuring the very latest Nordic film and television programmes;
specialist Scandi food & drink, a host of other activities and the chance to
meet some of the genre's biggest stars, this was a great success and has nurtured
hopes of an annual event.