‘Cutterhead’ unfolds in the visually stunning microcosm of the Copenhagen Metro construction. ‘Cutterhead’ relies on the well-known framework of the disaster film to tell the human and physical story about how people interact and react when they are under pressure. Rie is a PR-coordinator, visiting a tunnel boring machine, to portrait the well-oiled European cooperation in the Metro construction, when an accident suddenly occurs. Unable to escape, she takes refuge in an airlock with Croatian miner Ivo, and Bharan, a worker from Eritrea. They put their lives and bodies in each other’s hands to survive the heat, pressure and mud in the claustrophobic cutterhead, exposing their radically different world-views, and forcing them to reconsider their lives – before finally being rescued.