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by Brillante Mendoza


A group of armed and masked men belonging to the Muslim Abu Sayyaf group burst into a hotel on an island resort and kidnap twelve foreign guests. The attack was intended to target employees of the World Bank, but they have already left the resort. The abductees are tourists and Christian missionaries who are now forced on a gruelling foot march through the Philippine jungle. Together, the hostages and the kidnappers find themselves having to cope with the trials of nature; gradually, the climate of fear, prejudice and hatred evolves into a strange, symbiotic relationship. The contours begin to blur, certainties are called into question. Nothing seems to be the same any more …

international title: Captive
original title: Captive
country: France, Philippines, United Kingdom, Germany
sales agent: Playtime
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Brillante Mendoza
film run: 120'
release date: DK 21/06/2012, FR 19/09/2012, PL 28/09/2012, IT 21/02/2013
screenplay: Brillante Mendoza, Boots Agbayani Pastor
cast: Isabelle Huppert, Maria Isabel Lopez, Mercedes Cabral, Joel Torre, Raymond Bagatsing, Rustica Carpio, Ronnie Lazaro
cinematography by: Odyssey Flores
film editing: Yves Deschamps, Kats Serraon
art director: Carlo Tabije
costumes designer: Deans Habal
music: Teresa Barrozo
producer: Didier Costet
production: Swift Productions, ARTE France Cinéma
distributor: Swift, AP Mañana, Nomad Film
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