The Captive

15 yrs 112 minutes 2014 5.9

In this thriller by the Canadian director Atom Egoya, the teenager Cassandra is trapped in the basement of the man who kidnapped her ten years earlier. In flashbacks we see how she was abducted from her father’s car where he left her for a brief moment. The police investigation soon suspects that Matthew, the father, is involved in the abduction. The longer Cassandra is missing, the greater the stress is for everyone involved, and it’s starting to tear the marriage of the parents apart. Alexander Dunerfors writes in Moviezine that The Captive is “a thrilling little detective story that gets your pulse raging in several loaded scenes”. He concludes: “a nail-biter with a team that is fearfully close to reality.

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Category: Feature film
Genre: Crime, drama
Director: Atom Egoyan
Actor: Ryan Reynolds, Scott Speedman, Rosario Dawson, Kevin Durand
Country: Canada
Language: English