BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon


USA/ 2005 / 1 t. 38 min.
Jodie Foster, Peter Sarsgaard, Sean Bean, Kate Beahan, Michael Irby, Assaf Cohen, Erika Christensen, Shane Edelman, Mary Gallagher, Haley Ramm, Forrest Landis, Jana Kolesarova, Brent Sexton, Marlene Lawston
Robert Schwentke
Peter A. Dowling, Billy Ray
Florian Ballhaus
Brian Grazer
Jodie Foster in a claustrophobic thriller at 40,000 feet

Flying at 40,000 feet in a cavernous, state-of-the-art 474 aircraft, Kyle Pratt faces every mother's worst nightmare when her six year-old daughter, Julia, vanishes without a trace mid-flight from Berlin to New York. Already emotionally devastated by the unexpected death of her husband, Kyle desperately struggles to prove her sanity to the disbelieving flight crew and passengers while facing the very real possibility that she may be losing her mind. While neither Captain Rich, nor Air Marshal Gene Carson want to doubt the bereaved widow, all evidence indicates that her daughter was never on board resulting in paranoia and doubt among the passengers and crew of the plane. Finding herself desperately alone, Kyle can only rely on her own wits to solve the mystery and save her daughter.

Robert Schwentke

Robert Schwentke (b. 1968) was born and raised in Stuttgart, Germany. He studied comparative literature and philosophy before attending the directing program at AFI. Upon graduating, Schwentke began writing for TV. His thriller BILDERSTURM was nominated for the Adolf Grimme Award in 1998. He recently wrote and directed THE FAMILY JEWELS. Schwentke is next set to direct the feature RUNAWAY TRAIN, for 20th Century Fox. He made his feature debut in 2002 with TATTOO, which won the International Fantasy Film Award at Fantosporto, and the Grand Prize European Fantasy Film Award at the Sweden Fantastic Film Festival.