PIONEER is set in the early 1980s, 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, 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.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
A souped-up and often absurd Norwegian conspiracy thriller: a sort of gloomy, jumper-wearing Silkwood.Peter Bradshaw, Guardian, 04.10.2014
Hennie's quiet, hangdog tenacity alone might have kept Pioneer afloat, but the more tangled the plot becomes, the more hackneyed Skjoldbaerg's tactics get.Mike McCahill, Daily Telegraph, 04.10.2014
Insomnia director Erik Skoldbjaerg knows his '70s conspiracy thrillers backwards. As a result, Pioneer delivers insidious, shadowy tension.Trevor Johnston, Time Out, 04.09.2014
Headhunters' Hennie excels as the man caught between paranoia and menace. A spirited knuckle-crack of a thriller.Angie Errigo, Empire Magazine, 04.07.2014