3 items from 2011
*Minor spoilers below.
Director: Yann Gozlan.
Director Yann Gozlan's Captifs aka Caged was released in the United Kingdom April 4th, through Optimum Releasing. The film is situated in the former Yugoslavia and here, three doctors find themselves in a harrowing situation. This is a scenario that involves vivisection and organ harvesting, which is a theme previously covered in films like Turistas, Repo Men and a smaller film from director Baltasar Kormakur's called Inhale. Both Scott Weinberg of Fearnet.com and Carl Doherty of Shelf Abuse call the film plain: "a genre effort that does nothing to stand out from the rental store shelf" (Shelf). However, this film arouses strong feelings of pity for the characters, and overall the film is suspenseful, as the villains' plans are kept in secret.
Carole (Zoe Felix), Mathias (Eric Savin »
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Directed by Yann Gozlan.
In war torn Eastern Europe humanitarian aid worker Carole (Félix) and two colleagues are held captive within an isolated underground bunker by a brutal group of armed, masked assailants.
Cynophobia is the abnormal fear of dogs. Not as glamorous as being scared of snakes and spiders, but far better than ornithophobia (a fear of birds, Hitchcock notwithstanding). Caged opens with a rather extreme example of how cynophobia can develop. Our protagonist, Carole (Zoé Félix), as a young girl, finds her best friend mauled to death by a dog during a childhood game of hide-and-seek. Carole locks herself inside a car to escape, unfortunately providing a front-seat view of the vicious beast clawing at the windscreen. The relentless barks, as is the film’s sound design in general, are very effective. »
Guest review by Dog Ate My Wookie
If torture porn has taught me anything over the years, it’s to never, ever travel on a desolate road in a foreign country, let alone travelling in an underwhelming pack of three. Always, I repeat always, travel in numbers, with an over-stock of deadly weaponry. You know, just in case the shit hits the fan. Welcome to Caged, the latest whose in-film rules are of such face-palming stupidity.
A young nurse named Carole (Félix) saves valuable lives as part of a humanitarian aid group. When her mission comes to a close, her short sprint to freedom, along with two males, is thwarted along an isolated road (in a war town Eastern Europe, of all places!) when a van of ominous, but forceful, men carrying »
3 items from 2011
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