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The Captive (2014)

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Eight years after the disappearance of Cassandra, some disturbing incidents seem to indicate that she's still alive. Police, parents and Cassandra herself, will try to unravel the mystery of her disappearance.

Director:

Atom Egoyan

Writers:

Atom Egoyan (screenplay), David Fraser (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kevin Durand ... Mika
Alexia Fast ... Cass
Mireille Enos ... Tina
Rosario Dawson ... Nicole
Aidan Shipley ... Albert
Ryan Reynolds ... Matthew
Paige Baril ... Paige
Bruce Greenwood ... Vince
Scott Speedman ... Jeffrey
William MacDonald ... Frank
Jason Blicker ... Sam
Aaron Poole ... Mike
Brendan Gall ... Teddy
Peyton Kennedy ... Young Cass
Mark Gorodnitsky Mark Gorodnitsky ... Young Albert
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Storyline

Teenager Cassandra is locked up against her will unable to contact her family to let them know she's still alive. Flashback to eight years ago when 9-year-old Cass was abducted from her father's truck and he goes straight to the authorities who immediately peg him as the prime suspect. Eight years later, her father, Matthew, is still being investigated by the police who are also trying to crack the bigger problem of crimes against children, Matthew's marriage has deteriorated and leads in the case are hard to come by. So much time but so little has changed and it's going to be up to Matthew and Cassandra herself to repair the estranged family. Written by Anne Campbell

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When hope is all you have. See more »


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Rated R for language and some violence | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 December 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Queen of the Night See more »

Filming Locations:

Ontario, Canada See more »

Company Credits

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Ego Film Arts,The Film Farm See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is Atom Egoyan's second successive film based on child abduction - the previous being Devil's Knot. Both films starred Kevin Durand and Bruce Greenwood. See more »

Goofs

The main character strikes the detective with his left hand, but when the same scene switches to another angle, he is shaking his right hand, as if he just struck him with it. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Mika: Maybe. Just this once. Let me think about it a little bit, okay?
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Soundtracks

Live W.A. Mozart Quartet Pieces
Performed by the Annex Quartet
On-Screen Orchestra Musicians Appear Courtesy of CFM
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Brilliant, but not for everyone
23 May 2015 | by alexfilesSee all my reviews

Atom Egoyan dives into loss, cynicism, pedophilia, fear, love, loyalty, conspiracy, and technology. Anyone who's remotely dealt with the kind of situation involved will immediately recognize the ambiguity and confusion and immediacy of the past in the present that accompanies this particular trauma. The narrative shifts are telling an emotional story.

The acting is spot on. Because it doesn't fit normal expectations of narrative, and because the characters are not typical characters, first level viewers may find it a challenge - or, may find it informing their appreciation of film. The more you abide with it, the more you appreciate it. It is not a procedural, though there are police; it is not a thriller, though there is some action; it is not a mystery, though it is mysterious. It is a rant against a world and system that enable very bad things, and a compassionate look at the people caught in it. It's Egoyan at his best. Worth watching and thinking on afterward.


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