Max von Sydow
Born on April 10th, 1929
From Lund, Sweden
Oskar (Thomas Horn), who lost his father (Tom Hanks) in the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center, is convinced that his dad left a final message for him somewhere in the city. Upon finding a mysterious key in his father's closet, Oskar sets out in search of the lock it fits. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother (Sandra Bullock) and driven by a tirelessly active mind, Oskar has a journey of discovery that takes him beyond his loss and leads to a greater understanding of the world.
This biopic centers on Knut Hamsun (Max von Sydow), a celebrated author in his native Norway. When fascism sweeps through Germany in the 1930s, the writer shocks his countrymen by allying himself with Hitler. Hamsun's wife, Marie (Ghita Nørby), also joins the Nazi cause, and goes so far as to tour in Germany, hosting public speaking engagements in the country. After the war ends, the author and his wife are further vilified in Norway, and ultimately sentenced for crimes against the state.
Learning of a plot by disgruntled KGB agents to kill the Soviet General Secretary, the CIA sends retired agent Stoner (Tom Skerritt) to the Soviet Union to determine the truth of the assassination rumors. After confirming that a group of men led by Tulayev (Tom Bell) is preparing to strike, Stoner turns to his former girlfriend Anna (Helen Mirren) for help. The KGB sends ex-agent Szaz (Max von Sydow) to kill Stoner, but instead the two spies join forces to stop the shooting.