Set amongst the forests and fjords of medieval Norway, Escape is an adrenaline fueled genre tale with a twist: a rare period action picture with a femme heroine and a femme villain. When a gang of ruthless bandits attacks a poor family, the only one spared is 19-year-old Signe.
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A stylish period thriller that cycles through elements from many genres - action, adventure, even horror. Better than expected, held my attention with good performances, and had some exciting sequences. Not the most complex story, but it had a particularly beautiful setting in the cold countrysides of Norway.
I did not know what to expect from that film. It turns out to be great: good directing, story, acting, suspense, action, beautiful landscapes and some stylised or oneiric moments. A must see for those into Middle Ages, Scandinavia and well written suspense.