The Escape

Synopsis: A Danish journalist is taken hostage in Afghanistan by a terror group that threatens to kill her if Denmark does not withdraw their troops from the country.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Kathrine Windfeld
  2 nominations.
114 min

Nimbus Film


a film by

Kathrine Windfeld





Surround the car.

Hold him.

Make sure he's not escaping.

Do it!

Cover her head.


Get her inside.

Drop her there.

Hold herlegs.

Tie herhands.

Come on.

Nazir, she's your responsibility.

She musn't escape.

Are you ready?

Is the camera ready?

In there!

Move the chair.


Sit down.

Put this on.

Get her ready.

This is an important moment.

Allah is great!

Read! Read it aloud.

Tell herto read it.

Look, Mom!

- That's nice, Sweetie.

Could I have some juice, Dad?

Dad? More juice.

- Wait.

Did you know that your uncle

killed the interpreter and his family?

He said

we only needed the woman.

What will happen to her?

Is that hers?

- Where is Denmark?

Far away.

In Europe.

She looks happy.

Come on.

In the case

of the Danish hostage...

There isn't much

Denmark can do.

The interpreter, Zalmai Hussani,

who accompanied Rikke Lyngvig -

- was found dead this morning...

Ten days with no sign of life

I'll be right there.

It's this case...

It may go all the way to Strasbourg.

To the Court of Human Rights?

- Yes.

He became psychotic in isolation.

It's an open and shut case.


I must be done

by tomorrow.

In ten minutes I'll be asleep.

- I'll be right there. I promise.

Ten days with no sign of life

Nazir... You'll have

the honour ofkilling her.

You must avenge

the death of your father.

But it's just another dead journalist.

No one can see

the difference anymore.

Not even BBC will air it.

You are wise, Nazir.

So was your father.

I remember how everybody

had great respect for him in Herat.

Maybe you're right.

Wie'll think of something new.

Let's go.

I'm leaving.

Watch the sheep.

Get the camera ready.

Are you ready?

The Danish government

refuses to cooperate.

They do not care about

this woman.

They have ten days

to meet our humble demands.

Each day we will demonstrate

our dedication to a free Afghanistan -

by taking a finger from this woman.

Ten days, ten fingers!

Allah is great!

Place her hand on the table.

Today you must prove you're a man.

Be a man.

Do it for your father.

Do it for a free Afghanistan.

Allah is great!

Be a man, Nazir.

Do it for Islam.

Do it for your father.

Allah is great.

Allah is great!

Don't you think I know

you cannot escape without help?

Someone gave her the keys.

- That's not true! I didn't help her!

Get him out.

Everybody out! We must leave.

And the interpreter, Zalmai?

- He...

He didn't make it.


And his wife and children?

We found their bodies in a ditch.

Shortly after

you had disappeared.


How did you manage to escape?

I knocked down one of the guards,

took his keys and ran.

I've never heard of anyone

escaping the Taliban.

On their own.

How did you find your way?

I don't know.

- Right, but maybe you...

I don't know,

and I'm really exhausted.

These gentlemen are experts

in matters of terrorism.

They have a few questions.



- Hi.

Ready for the press conference?

- Yes.

Take all the time you need.

- Okay.

Are you sure? If you need...

- Damn it, I just told you I'm ready.

Let herthrough!

Good morning, everyone.

It is with great joy and relief

that I am able to welcome home -

our dear colleague

Rikke Lyngvig.

Rikke, how did you escape?

How was captivity?

Were you very afraid?

What happened was that shortly after

having my finger cut off, I fainted.

And when I woke up -

I was lying in my cell.


I noticed... that the guard watching

me had fallen asleep...

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