SYNOPSIS: Therese Stockman works as a doctor in a small Scandinavian town. A new, desperately needed business venture in the community might be contributing to a spreading illness, affecting citizens young and old. Stockman, her brother Peter, who happens to be the town’s mayor, and the local newspaper editor, Kristine Hovstad, wrestle with competing challenges pitting the the local economy against the community’s welfare, all alongside a journalist’s obligation to inform.
SMOKING AND DRINKING: None.
VIOLENCE: There are tense moments as the community protests, including a rock being thrown through a window.
FOR WHICH AUDIENCES?: The Messenger is suitable for all ages, although children under age 10 may find it too advanced.