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Chaos (2000)
"Kaosu" (original title)

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A man gets involved in a kidnapping scheme with the wife of a wealthy businessman. She lets herself be tied up and confined in his house while he sends the ransom demand. When he returns home that night, however, he finds her laying dead on the floor. In a panic he buries her body deep in the woods and tries to return to his ordinary life. One day, he thinks he spots her walking down the street. Is his mind playing tricks on him, or has she somehow returned from the grave? Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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$2,428 (USA) (7 March 2003)

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Intriguing but not taxing thriller about kidnapping, deceit and fear...
18 December 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

After the huge success in recent years of the Ring movies and Dark Water, i was looking forward to watch this movie as I've become a big fan of those aforementioned films. Chaos though is not a horror, and is instead a taut thriller surrounding a kidnapping of a women by a young man which is not what it seems (which is what the "Chaos" title is referring to).

As expected from the director, as per his other movies, the direction and camera work is excellent, and the female lead is the main gist of the movie, haunting the viewer and being the centre-point of the action. The female lead is excellent but is well complimented by her male colleagues in the film.

The main drawback is though that the script simply is not as intriguing as the filmmakers believe it is, and to be quite honest, it can be very predictable. Twists and turns keep your attention, and you will enjoy it, but i find the movie was a lost opportunity for something stronger. It is not a disappointment, but the director here has produced something below his high standards.

Overall, a fair thriller which most will enjoy, just don't expect something to keep you thinking and talking for days on end like some of his other films.


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