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Following the unexpected death of her father, a deaf teenager moves in with her godparents, where she discovers the cruel behaviour of their daughter may be indicative of a dark secret within the family.
Top cover girl and fashion model, Jennifer Tree has it all - beauty, fame, money and power. Her face appears on covers of hundreds of magazines. At the top of her game, Jennifer is America's sweetheart. She is loved and adored and sought after. Everyone wants her. But someone out there has been watching and waiting. Someone wants her in the worst way. Out alone at a charity event in Soho, Jennifer is drugged and taken. Held captive in a cell, Jennifer is subjected to a series of terrifying, life-threatening tortures that could only be conceived by a twisted, sadistic mind. It follows the story of one woman who is abducted and tortured, held against her will in a place where days turn into weeks.Written by
After Dark Films
A great part of the film was filmed in Russia, where nearly all the crew spoke only Russian. Elisha Cuthbert says that only a handful of the cast were there from America, and formed a tight-knit group since they spoke no Russian See more »
At 17:10 when the abductor is looking at the closed circuit displays, Jennifer makes significant movements that should have been visible from all views. It is obvious that she is lying still in several screens. See more »
[to his younger brother]
You're the insider, I'm the outsider.
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Michael Harney's name is misspelled in the end credits. See more »
The first cut of the film, which was released in Spain, contains hardly any gore and was more of a straight-up thriller. Most of the gore scenes were re-shot and added for the US and UK releases. Scenes that only appear in the original (Spain) version:
After Jennifer escapes it shows a shotgun on the floor along with a blasted door
Also after she escapes there's a scene that shows people wondering how she got out
There's more investigating and police work with the two male cops and there's a also a female cop who doesn't appear in the other version
Ben has an extra scene at a restaurant and more overall screen time Scenes that were added to the second (US/UK) version:
The acid shower scene
The flashback scenes with Gary and Ben as kids
The blender scene
The tooth-pulling scene
Jennifer being abducted at the nightclub
All of the dog scenes
The scene where Jennifer is on her cell phone
Jennifer and Gary fighting over the gun
Jennifer shoots Gary an extra time (in his crotch)
The videotape of the woman in the acid trap
The scenes that show some of the aftermaths of the other victims
I had pretty low expectations for this, so when it turned out to be not that bad (almost, dare i say, pretty... good?) I left the theater extremely enthusiastic. It delivers, believe it or not, a complete, if not well-rounded story. Here it is, in a sentence: Jennifer Tree is a beautiful young fashion model getting things she doesn't deserve and deciding she needs to get the hell out. Elisha Cuthbert plays the lead, and she looks phenomenal. Even while she is being held captive, her "damsel in distress" act makes great cinema. Always nice to see a girl that's been passed off as a dumb blond get up and kick some ass. I know there are people that feel otherwise about this movie but hey- I liked it! So there!
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