Held For Ransom Movie

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Who's Involved:

Toby Kebbell, Niels Arden Oplev, Anders W. Berthelsen, Sara Hjort Ditlevsen, Ardalan Esmaili, Esben Smed, Sofie Torp

Release Date:

Friday, October 15, 2021 (Limited)


Runtime: N/A
Language: English

Plot: What's the story about?

HELD FOR RANSOM tells the true story of Danish photojournalist Daniel Rye who was held hostage for 398 days in Syria by the terror organization ISIS 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 do everything in their power to save their son. At the center of this crisis, we find hostage negotiator, Arthur, who plays a pivotal role in securing Daniel’s release.

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Who stars in Held For Ransom: Cast List

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Who's making Held For Ransom: Crew List

A look at the Held For Ransom behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Niels Arden Oplev last directed Flatliners and Dead Man Down.


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Production: What we know about Held For Ransom?

Filming Timeline

  1. September 2021: The film was in Completed status.

Held For Ransom Release Date: When was the film released?

Held For Ransom was released in 2021 on Friday, October 15, 2021 (Limited release). There were 15 other movies released on the same date, including The Last Duel, Halloween Kills and Son of Monarchs.

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December 2021


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