STOCKHOLM

By Matt SPICER

ALTITUDE FILM SALES / ALTITUDE FILM ENTERTAINMENT - as SALES World

Comedy - Pre-Production 2016

A small time bank robbery spirals out of control when an amateur criminal falls in love with one of his hostages and calls on a manipulative self-help guru to assist with the negotiations.

    • Year of production
    • 2016
    • Genres
    • Comedy, Romance
    • Countries
    • USA
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Director(s)
    • Matt SPICER
    • Writer(s)
    • Matt SPICER
    • Producer(s)
    • Jordan HOROWITZ, Julia GODZINSKAYA, Sophie VICKERS
    • Synopsis
    • Inspired by the true story that led to the coining of the term "Stockholm Syndrome," STOCKHOLM is a charming offbeat love story.

      Stockholm, Indiana. 1971.
      Yann, an eccentric small-time criminal, dreams of upping sticks and moving to Florida. He just needs to get his hands on $30,000 to make everything ok. Funds are severely lacking, but so what? According to Yann's favourite self-help book, "I'm Ok - Are You Ok?", nothing is impossible. Nothing a bit of self-improvement can't fix. And what's a guy to do when life and luck is against him - rob a bank!

      But Yann was not cut out for the life of a hardened criminal – he’s far too
nice – and when the press, local law enforcement, the FBI and even the Governor of Indiana get involved, he soon realises the huge mistake he’s made. Now there is no way out. And things only get worse when he starts falling for one of his hostages – Shelley.

      When the author of the self-help book, down on his luck therapist turned snake-oil salesman Dr. Eric Nilsson, inserts himself into the hostage negotiations, he transforms what should be a simple open-and-shut case into a media frenzy and a desperate grab at fame and fortune.

      As the situation spirals further out of control, Shelley and Yann find themselves hopelessly drawn to one another, even as fate conspires to keep them apart.
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