Escape 2012

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It's been ten years since the Black Plague ravaged the lands. A poor family sets out on a journey to find a better place to live. On a desolate mountain pass, the family is attacked by a pack of merciless killers. The only one to be spared is 19 year old Signe, who is taken hostage and brought back to camp.

Starring:
Isabel Christine Andreasen,Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Runtime:
1 hour 18 minutes

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Escape

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Product Details

Genres Thriller, Action & Adventure
Director Roar Uthaug
Starring Isabel Christine Andreasen, Ingrid Bolsø Berdal
Supporting actors Kristian Espedal
Studio Momentum Pictures
BBFC rating Suitable for 15 years and over
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By M. jackson on 2 Aug 2014
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The first thing to note is I can see people being put off because it uses subtitles. Don't be. The dialogue is minimal and you don't need it to follow the story .The plot is obvious ; the ending predictable but it hooks you in from the start with natural performances, wonderful direction and for once the important characters are all female.The balance between the tense action scenes and the growing friendship of the lead characters is perfectly handled. It's the sort of film you want to cheer when the bad guys get their come-uppance. Don't miss it.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By kiwioe on 14 Jun 2014
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This movie is short and to the point. The dialogue is spare and the plot motors along with moderate suspension of disbelief required.

Signe's family are killed by a band of outlaws on a bleak Norwegian pass. There are a couple of times when it was obvious what was going to happen next but that's not always a bad thing. The movie never tried too hard and the direction ensured there was always something to look at.

It's not often a movie has a complex central character who is female and Dagmar's motivation is slightly cliche but nevertheless believable. In some ways, very Ripley-gone-wrong.

The medieval period detail looked more post apocalyptic, but that was fine given that the movie wasn't going for absolute veracity and the Black Death did leave a wreaked society behind it.

The real star of the show was the Norwegian scenery - sparse, rugged and very, very empty. The contrast between the open uplands and the forest was well used and the bleak grey sky added to the atmosphere.

If you have an hour or so to spend, take a look.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Hawk Feather on 11 July 2014
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Superb movie. Thrilling, horrifying, exhilarating, satisfying. The time went by quickly, all the actors were spot on. Without spoiling it, both the young girls were amazing and not for one moment did I think that they were acting. They felt their roles, lived them and it showed. It is well worth the watch on so many levels. A memorable film and one that I'd quite happily watch again.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By nicholas e crawley on 11 Aug 2014
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Fine action thriller with good acting and great backdrop. The story is really simple but part of it's strength is in that. It's no nonsense stuff and beautiful to look at! Quite like the tunes as well!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Rev on 3 July 2014
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Simple linear plot and OK suspense are balanced by emotions that run deep in the actors' expressions. I particularly liked how they looked at each other, meaningfully gazing. However, the film would have not been the same without the wild and empty scenery, which is what really enhances everything that happens.
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This Norwegian film shows just how easy it can be to capture the heart and attention of viewers on a small budget. The direction and acting is key here and it helps to have stunning scenery at your disposal . Running at only 78 minutes, Escape provides with an entertaining take on an the survival genre and opts for the brave move of choosing a female as the gang leader antagonist of the plot opposite our young heroine of the story. Twisting a survival plot in such a way, along with beautiful direction and cinematography such as when a character emerges from the water, or the way in which our antagonists blue eyes are captured in a flashback moment, enables us to be captivated. 'Escape is a fine example of how an action movie doesn't need to be all about flashing the cash on a film studio lot and CGI.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Stewart Wood on 5 Aug 2014
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Tense, low budget Norwegian drama. Maybe not to everyones taste but a refreshing change from the Hollywood film I stopped watching midway. Isabel Christine Andreasen's nervous performance as Signe made the film, but good performances all round.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Arny11 on 19 Sep 2014
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Riveting , brutal and surprisingly good. A low budget drama and unlike standard hollywood fare , realistically potrayed and historically plausible. Isabel and Ingrid , the leading actors carried the movie. Hope to see the two ladies more often
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