April 21st, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

On Thursday, Noomi Rapace and Ethan Hawke have attended the Tribeca Film Festival alongside director Robert Budreau to celebrate the world-premiere of “Stockholm.” So far, only The Hollywood Reporter has posted a review, so let’s wait for more to drop. In the meantime, lots of pictures from the premiere have been added to the photo gallery with many thanks to Joan for sending them in. Edit: More reviews have been added, and it’s great to see good reviews for the film and especially praise for Noomi’s performance!


The Hollywood Reporter, John De Fore (April 19, 2018)
As the hostage who will come to most closely identify with the outlaws, Rapace has the film’s biggest job. She’s not so insensitive as to make it look easy. Bianca is married with two young children, and, judging solely from Rapace’s mien, harbors no fantasies about running away with a rogue. But she notices every thing Lars does to make this ordeal easier for her, sees how he is subtly disrespected by the man he’s trying to rescue, and, late in the plot, realizes Lars is the same criminal who once saved the life of an old man while robbing his house. And just as important, Bianca is allowed a few bits of contact with her husband (one of which is a nervously comic highlight), and that decent, frightened man lets her down in banal but telling ways.

Variety, Owen Gleiberman (April 21, 2018)
Enough filmmakers have nailed the early ’70s that even if you didn’t live through it, you can tell when a movie misses the era. In “Stockholm,” the hair and clothes are accurate in a costume-shop way, but the atmosphere is too slick and bright and punchy. The one performer with the right desultory presence is Noomi Rapace, under big glasses and long straight sandy blonde hair held back in a bun. Her Bianca just wants to stay alive and get home to her two children. The question is, what’s her best strategy?

Slash Film, Hoai-Tran Bui (April 21, 2018)
The movie goes out of its way to convince us that Lars is a sympathetic character, flying into a panic over his hostages’ well-being as often as he flies into a rage. In another person’s hands, Lars would have probably veered toward comic relief or even mentally disabled, but this incompetent, outrageous robber is given pathos by Hawke’s no-holds-barred performance. He’s supported by a revelatory turn by Rapace, who lends a quiet strength to Bianca, and Mark Strong’s stoic straight man.

  April 19th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

“Stockholm” will have its world-premiere today at the Tribeca Film Festival. Directed by Robert Burdreau, the film is based on a 1973 bank heist and hostage crisis that was documented a year later in a New Yorker article titled “The Bank Drama” by Daniel Lang. Lars Nystrom (Hawke) dons a disguise to raid a central Stockholm bank. He then takes hostages, one of them being Bianca (Noomi Rapace), a wife and mother of two, in order to spring his pal Gunnar (Mark Strong) from prison. Negotiations with detectives come to a halt when the police refuse to let Lars leave in a getaway car with the hostages. As hours turn into days, Lars alternates between threatening the hostages and making them feel comfortable and secure. The hostages develop an uneasy relationship with their captor, which is particularly complex for Bianca, who develops a strong bond with Lars as she witnesses his caring nature. The Bianca-Lars relationship gives rise to the psychological phenomenon known as “Stockholm Syndrome” — hence the title of the film. Make sure to check back for reviews tomorrow.

  April 2nd, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Last week, Noomi Rapace (aka The Girl with the Funny Green Hat :-) was a guest on the Swedish talkshow Skavlan for a chat about her career and the upcoming thriller “Stockholm” (which will have its world-premiere at this month’s Tribeca Film Festival). Unfortunately there’s no version of the appearnce to embed to the video archive, so you have to check out the SVT website to watch the whole show. Screencaptures have been added to the photo gallery.


  March 9th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Netflix has acquired the distribution rights to the upcoming action movie “Close”, starring Noomi Rapace, according to a report by Variety. The thriller picture focuses on Rapace as Sam, described by the movie’s logline as “the world’s toughest female bodyguard”, one of the few elite operators in the male-dominated field of close protection. Assigned to keep a young billionaire heiress safe from harm during a cushy visit to Morocco, Sam at first thinks the worst thing she’ll have to deal with is her client’s lousy attitude. But when the party comes under attack by unknown assailants and the two get framed for murder, they’re forced to work together if they want to make it out alive and clear their names. The movie is loosely based on the professional life of Jacquie Davis, one of the world’s most high-profile female bodyguards. The script was written by Rupert Whitaker, Jason Newmark, and Vicky Jewson. Close is directed by Vicky Jewson, who previously directed the movies Lady Godiva and Born of War. In addition to Rapace in the lead role, the movie stars Sophie NĂ©lisse as the heiress, Zoe, Eoin Macken as Sam’s former partner Conall, and Indira Varma as Zoe’s stepmother. The film is currently in post-production; no release date has yet been announced.

  March 8th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

The Tribeca Film Festival is now going into its 17th year, and while it still doesn’t command the respect of a Sundance or Cannes or Toronto, it’s certainly been able to find its identity in recent years. This April, the Noomi Rapace-starring “Stockholm” will have its world-premiere at the festival. A definite date has not been set – the festival runs from April 18-29. A new production still featuring Ethan Hawke and Noomi Rapace has been added to the photo gallery. Many thanks to Marinka for the heads-up.

Stockholm, directed and written by Robert Budreau. Produced by Nicholas Tabarrok, Robert Budreau, Jonathan Bronfman. (Canada, Sweden, USA) – World Premiere. In 1973, an unhinged American outlaw walked into a bank in Sweden demanding millions in cash in exchange for his hostages. The events that followed would capture the attention of the world and ultimately give a name to a new psychological phenomenon: Stockholm syndrome. With Ethan Hawke, Noomi Rapace, Mark Strong, Christopher Heyerdahl, Bea Santos, Thorbjorn Harr.

  March 8th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Even more pictures from this week’s Paris Fashion Week. Noomi Rapace and Edgar Ramirez have been spotted at the Louis Vuitton runway. Check the photo gallery for more pictures.

  March 4th, 2018       Posted by Frederik       Display Comments

Noomi has continued her streak of appearances at the Paris Fashion Week, showing up at the BYREDO x Off-White Presentation and the Givenchy runway. Pictures from both events have been added to the photo gallery, alongside some wonderful additions from Friday’s CĂ©sars.


Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – Paris Fashion Week – Givenchy
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – Paris Fashion Week – BYREDO x Off-White Presentation
Photo Gallery – Public Appearances – 2018 – 43rd Annual CĂ©sar Film Awards – Arrivals

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