The raw pace of Taken, the suspense of Collateral and the non-stop twists of Inside Man combine in The Numbers Station: Kasper Barfoed’s breakneck thriller that is impossible to resist right up till its explosive and mind-blowing climax.
The film sorrounds veteran CIA black ops agent Emerson Kent (John Cusack), who is given one last chance to prove he still has what it takes to do his job after his latest mission goes horribly wrong. After refusing to murder an innocent woman on his secret mission, Emerson is demoted from his regular work and is assigned with guarding Katherine (Malin Akerman), a code operator at a top-secret, remote CIA numbers station where encrypted messages are sent and received.
For several months Emerson monitors the station, a mundane job in which very little happens on a day-to-day basis. But when a car bomb outside the station signals an ambush, the pair is forced to take refuge in the station itself, using Emerson’s valuable warfare skills as their only weapon.
Under attack from a group of unknown, but lethal aggressors with only a recorded message from the previous broadcaster’s bodyguard to go on, Emerson and Katherine find themselves in a life-or-death struggle against a resolute enemy. With the station compromised, an unclear target and no escape, the truth becomes their priority if they want to make it out alive.
The Numbers Station is released on DVD & Blu-Ray July 1.