Obsessed with vengeance, a man sets out to find out why he was kidnapped and locked into solitary confinement for twenty years without reason.

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An advertising executive is kidnapped and held hostage for 20 years in solitary confinement. When he is inexplicably released, he embarks on an obsessive mission to discover who orchestrated his punishment, only to find he is still trapped in a web of conspiracy and torment. Written by FilmDistrict

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Ask not why you were imprisoned. Ask why you were set free.


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Rated R for strong brutal violence, disturbing images, some graphic sexuality and nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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27 November 2013 (USA)  »

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Christian Bale, Colin Firth, and Clive Owen were offered the role of Adrian, but they declined. See more »

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When reviewing the Evergreen Academy letters, the daughter's last name is spelled incorrectly - Amanda Price instead of Amanda Pryce. See more »

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Chaney: I swear, I don't know nothin'! I swear before God and eight motherfuckin' white people!
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Cancion Del Fuego Fatuo
From El Amor Brujo
Written by Manuel de Falla and Sierra Martinez
Performed by Asturias Symphony Orchestra
Courtesy of Naxos
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A Remake Unworthy of Association With The Original
10 April 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I went into this film with the intention of keeping my mind clear and open by judging this movie in and of itself instead of comparing it to the original. That proved undoable. The main question I have is why did they deem it necessary to remake this Korean film? Was it to bring it to a wider American audience? If so they failed. Was it just to make a few bucks? If so, they also failed miserably at that. I think the main problem with this film was that it seemed to have no heart put into the making of it. It looked cheaply made, the actors did not seem invested in their roles and the severity of the circumstances seemed to have little emotional effect on them. They slightly changed the plot in an attempt to make it their own but it was nothing close to an improvement. The action was awful especially the attempt at creating the iconic hammer hallway fight scene. The big twist had little effect on me since I already knew what was coming, but even then it lacked all intensity. And talk about a terrible ending. About the only thing they did well was Doucett's 20 years in confinement. Overall a horrible disrespect to the original film. Not worth your time.


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