Norwegian director Erik Skjoldbjærg (Insomnia) presents this exciting conspiration thriller set in the early 1980s. When oil and gas deposits are discovered in the North Sea, Norwegian and American divers battle to reach the bottom of the sea in order to build a pipeline on the ocean bed 500 metres below the surface. Norwegian diver Petter is obsessed with reaching that goal. With his brother and an ambitious American diver they take on the dangerous experiment, but an accident makes everything go wrong. While trying to understand what happened, Petter uncovers dark secrets. Calling all Nordic Noir fans and Scandimaniacs: join us for Pioneer, a new underwater thriller set at the height of the 1980s Norwegian oil boom.