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  • 15
  • Action, Crime
  • 2012


Film4 Contraband


Baltasar Kormakur's New Orleans-set reimagining of Reykjavik Rotterdam is a crime thriller set in the world of smuggling.


Baltasar Kormakur remakes the 2008 Icelandic thriller Reykjavik-Rotterdam, which he himself starred in, and if the original naming convention had been retained would have been called New Orleans-Panama. Mark Wahlberg is on board as a producer and also stars as Chris Farraday, an ex-smuggler now living the quiet life with his wife Kate (Kate Beckinsale), but he’s drawn back into the game to clean up a mess when Kate’s younger brother (Caleb Landry Jones) gets caught smuggling drugs. The job should just be smuggling currency, but Chris soon finds himself part of an elaborate heist, and Andy further complicates matters by procuring more narcotics. The stakes are high, the pace is fast, and Contraband remains engaging throughout.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Lukas Haas, Kate Beckinsale, Ben Foster, Mark Wahlberg, Giovanni Ribisi
  • Director: Baltasar Kormákur
  • Producer: Eric Fellner, Baltasar Kormákur, Tim Bevan, Mark Wahlberg
  • Photographer: Barry Ackroyd
  • Composer: Clinton Shorter

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