Powder Keg

About The Film

The lives of four strangers intersect tragically in this dramatization of the February 2015 terrorist attacks that rocked Copenhagen. With Europe on edge following Al-Qaeda violence in France, a radicalized gunman reigns a night of terror, targeting a cultural center and synagogue. With gathering dread, the hours prior to the attack are told through the perpetrator’s eyes, and two victims: a Danish filmmaker and a Jewish security watchman. Meantime, a burned-out SWAT officer (Game of Thrones’ Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) is key in the manhunt to bring Omar to justice. Danish Academy Award-winning writer-director Ole Christian Madsen’s gripping drama captures the shocking events that forever changed Denmark’s views on homegrown terrorism.

Film Details

Running Time 
106 minutes
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Year 
2020
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Premiere 
North American Premiere