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Rapt (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | 18 November 2009 (France)
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A rich industrialist is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate about the ransom of 50 million euro.

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Lucas Belvaux

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Lucas Belvaux
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvan Attal ... Stanislas Graff
Anne Consigny ... Françoise Graff
André Marcon André Marcon ... André Peyrac
Françoise Fabian ... Marjorie
Alex Descas ... Maître Walser
Michel Voïta Michel Voïta ... Le commissaire Paoli
Gérard Meylan ... Le Marseillais
Maxime Lefrançois Maxime Lefrançois ... Bertaux
Christophe Kourotchkine Christophe Kourotchkine ... Jean-Jacques Garnier
Sarah Messens Sarah Messens ... Véronique Graff
Julie Kaye Julie Kaye ... Martine Graff (as Julia Kaye)
Marc Rioufol ... Le commandant Chenut
Patrick Descamps Patrick Descamps ... Massart
Bertrand Constant Bertrand Constant ... Le capitaine Verne
Tania Torrens Tania Torrens ... Madame Keller
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Storyline

Stanislaff Graff, a rich industrialist with a wife and a lover, is kidnapped brutally from his limousine on the eve of his visit to China as part of the entourage of the French president. The kidnappers demand a fifty million euro ransom. In order to prove they are serious, they cut off one of his fingers. What follows is a terrifying sparring match between kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which Graff is the director. The main question for the board: is a human life worth more than fifty million euros? Will they be able to get that amount of money together in time anyway? While they decide this he degenerates physically and mentally in imprisonment. In the meantime, the press dredges up the businessman's past with revelations that are especially painful for his wife. Written by International Film Festival Rotterdam

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Taglines:

Paying his ransom won't bury his secrets.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Diaphana [France]

Country:

France | Belgium

Language:

French

Release Date:

18 November 2009 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Apagogi See more »

Filming Locations:

Ostende, Belgium See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$5,872, 10 July 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$45,669, 11 December 2011
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

He had his left middle finger amputated but when Stan is released he takes off his blindfold and the finger has grown back. See more »

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Remade as Abducted See more »

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Nasty but effective
8 March 2012 | by paul2001sw-1See all my reviews

'RAPT' is a nasty and effective French thriller, although the nastiest moment comes early on and is subsequently not trumped. A rather unlikeable millionaire businessman is kidnapped; the film follows both his ordeal, and also the response of his family and associates. There are some thriller conventions here, particularly the slightly unbelievable professionalism of the kidnappers, but it's an effective movie nonetheless: tense and fast-moving, but also an interesting exploration of what might happen when someone loses all control of the narrative of their own life (and to wit, someone who has been used to doing exactly what he wants). I'm not sure there's any moral here, beyond the general unpleasantness of mankind (and more particularly, the rich), but the film not only entertains, but does so in an intelligent and provocative way.


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