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Rapt (2009)

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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.

Director:

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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Paying his ransom won't bury his secrets.

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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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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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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Dirty Laundry
28 December 2010 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

The movie is very slow moving and I wouldn't be surprised if quite a few people gave up on it, being bored and all. And if you expect a high adrenaline thriller, let me tell you: Look elsewhere. You won't find it here for sure.

What you will "find", is a movie that cares about characters and is very subtle. Maybe I'm reading things into it, but the sublime and underplayed changes that happened during the course of the movie are just incredible. There is not a big bang or something grandiose happening. It's in the details and the small things (acting and otherwise) that the story continues.

If you can bear with it and love it for it, you will be rewarded with a very human drama. A drama that might even stay with you, after you finished watching the movie.


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