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Captifs (2010)

Not Rated | | Horror, Thriller | 6 October 2010 (France)
A group of medical aid workers in Kosovo is kidnapped by a non Slavic gang of organ traffickers.

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Igor Skreblin ...
Ferrailleur 2
Philippe Krhajac ...
Le médecin
Margaux Guenier ...
Ana
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Le Serb prisonnier
Jana Bittnerova ...
La soeur des ferrailleurs
Sacha Mijovic ...
Le conducteur du van
Clara Barbosa ...
Carole enfant
Typhaine Hilaire ...
Laura
Thaïs Fischer ...
La fillette sur la balançoire
Eric Kailey ...
Militaire ONU
Loïc Risser ...
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In the former Yugoslavia, the French medical team formed by Carole, Samir and Dr. Mathias are returning from Kosovo to Paris by truck. They find a road block and the soldier tells that the army had found mines on the road and is deactivating them; therefore they should wait three hours to follow their journey. Dr. Mathias suggests Carole to drive through a secondary road and they get lost. They ask for direction in an isolated house and sooner a van intercepts their truck in a lonely road. They are abducted and arrested in dirty cells but fed. When Samir is removed from the cell, they find the true intention of the kidnappers. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Former Minister of Justice in the Government of Serbia Snezana Malovic believes that film is a frightening attempt to replace the role and creating confusion in the world public: "This film, in which Serbs were presented as killers and traders of bodies, apparently is intended to devalues Dick Marty report, which found that the Serbs were the victims of killings whose bodies were traded. It is intolerable mockery of the real victims and their families, which in this way they can survive yet another crime." See more »

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Under-rated and solid. This shouldn't be kept caged!
15 January 2013 | by See all my reviews

So Caged might not fit up there with the other French greats quite so much due to its unoriginal set-up which we've all seen before. However this has a twist because it's French! The French tend to do everything right what the Americans do wrong. Caged undeniably has the similar set-up and themes to mediocre films like Turistas or Hostel (although Hostel is better than Turistas) but it manages to keep things incredibly tense and have characters that you can care for so that you actually care about the film itself.

Right from the opening you know that Caged is going to be a superior horror as it features a childhood flashback of the main character. American slasher-type horror films probably wouldn't bother doing this, but it really does help us to get more in-depth into the character so we can care about her more. Furthermore it helps that the victims aren't annoying/stupid teenagers or twenty-somethings. They're mature adults who you can respect and it's a feature that a lot of slasher films forget to do. I liked all of the main victims and I was sad to see them go because it was clear that they had a strong bond with each other.

I also liked how Caged didn't take an awful long time to get into the action. We have just the right time to build up the characters and then we can just sit on the edge of our seat for the rest of it as we see them become crushed! I don't mean that in a vindictive way (nasty, vindictive and rude, rude, rude!) just in the slasher formula way. In case you don't know the characters get kidnapped by foreigners and are taken to a Martyrs-like prison (though less high-tech) where they await there turn to the operating table. There's a great claustrophobic atmosphere as we're not allowed to see the light of day, just like they aren't. There's a sense of entrapment and you can't help but root for them to break free.

You might think that watching a film where people are caged for the majority would be boring but it's not. The directing and acting are lively enough to keep you focused and become involved with the characters. The film's second-half (I don't want to spoil anything) is also a complete thrill ride! It's highly suspenseful and incredibly tense. I was shouting at my TV and found myself becoming very involved in the narrative, even if it does seem familiar! There's also a fair amount of gore to enhance the entertainment value, and of course some nasty scenes are put in place which heightens our knowledge of how ballsy French films are.

I also really liked the cinematography in Caged too. There were some great long shots of the corridor of cages and the film also had a great look to it which made it feel dirty and raw, which is what you want in a horror film. I also really liked the suspenseful directing which keeps you on your toes the whole way through (especially the second half). All in all, Caged is an unfairly over-looked horror film which oozes style and tension. It's far better than American offerings that generate more profit than this does (unfairly I might add!) Yes Caged might not be the most original horror film, but it's certainly one of the best of its kind and I can't urge you enough to go and seek out this solid tiny gem!


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