Directed by: Erik Skjoldbjærg
Language: Norwegian, English
Length: 106 minutes
Friday, September 6th – 11.15am – Scotiabank 2 – Press & Industry Screening
Friday, September 6th – 9.30pm – Scotiabank 1 – Official Screening
Saturday, September 7th – 10.15pm – Scotiabank 14 – Public Screening
Sunday, September 15th – 3.30pm – Scotiabank 1 – Public Screening
Erik Skjoldbjærg – Director
Aksel Hennie – Actor
Wes Bentley – Actor
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Erik Skjoldbjaerg (Insomnia, Prozac Nation) directs this conspiracy thriller about the risky experiments and shady dealings that led to the birth of the oil-drilling industry in the early 80’s. The story follows a deep-sea diver as he slowly pieces together the link between the oil companies, the government authorities and his friend’s unexpected death.
Inspired by 1970’s classics The Coversation, Three Days of Condor and Chinatown, PIONEER stars Axsel Hennie (Headhunters), Wes Bentley (American Beauty) and Stephen Lang (The Men who Stare at Goats) and is produced by Friland Film, the company behind the critically acclaimed crime drama Headhunters (2011).