Watch: Norwegian Deep Sea Diving Thriller 'Pioneer' Full US Trailer
"Focus on the job and we'll all end up making a lot of money…" This looks eerie. After featuring posters yesterday, today we have the full US trailer for Erik Skjoldbjærg's Pioneer, a Norwegian conspiracy thriller set in the 1980s about the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom and deep sea divers using "controversial techniques" to extract oil. The cast includes a number of recognizable names and faces, from Wes Bentley to Stephen Lang to Jonathan LaPaglia, and they speak in English most of the time. This actually looks way better than I expected and I'm glad I stumbled across this film, there's just something mysterious and alluring about it. And I'm glad the footage in the trailer actually looks solid. Take a look for yourself below.
Pioneer is set in the early 1980's, at the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom when enormous oil and gas deposits were discovered in the North Sea. Authorities aim to bring the oil ashore and Petter (played by Aksel Hennie), a professional diver, has the discipline, strength and courage to take on the world's most dangerous mission. But a sudden, tragic accident changes everything. Petter is sent on a perilous journey and gradually, he realizes that he is in way over his head and that his life is at stake. TIFF 2013 premiere.
Pioneer is directed and co-written by Norwegian filmmaker Erik Skjoldbjærg, of Insomnia, Prozac Nation, An Enemy of the People, and Nokas. The conspiracy thriller is based on a true story in the early 80's, the beginning of the Norwegian Oil Boom. Still doesn't have a US release, but plays at San Francisco Film Fest.
Reader Feedback - 6 Comments
One of my nightmares is to be trapped on the bottom of the ocean in a small submersible.
DAVIDPD on Apr 11, 2014
This looks incredible. Long, but incredible.
ali3000 on Apr 12, 2014
Especially the part with Jon Voight! Ali for president!
Nash on Apr 13, 2014
Once again I want to thank you Alex for keeping me informed. I'd lost track of this director. I really liked 'his' Insomnia and look forward to seeing this film. Thanks again. I'm happy there are folks like you doing this type of work to keep me on the up and up...lol..
Bo on Apr 12, 2014
Looks pretty good
ff on Apr 13, 2014
Quite intriguing, wonder what's going on there, my friend has been filming divers doing this job recently, seems a completely insane way of life.
Carpola on Apr 13, 2014
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