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Directors - Brillante Mendoza
Run Time - 120 minutes
Languages - English & Tagalog w/ English subtitles
Format - DVD / Digital Streaming
Year - 2012
Genre - Fiction

Educational Interests- Asia, Christianity, Cultural Studies, Globalization, History (World), Human Rights, Islam, Peace & Conflict Resolution, Religion

Institutional DVD Price: $195

In Brillante Mendoza's visceral, authentic Captive, French star Isabelle Huppert brings passion and courage to her portrayal of a hostage caught in a seemingly hopeless situation.

At a beach resort in the Philippines, 20 guests are kidnapped by an Islamic separatist group fighting for the independence of Mindanao. French social worker Therese Bourgoine is among those taken to a jungle island, with the Filipino army in hot pursuit.

With the army at their heels, the captors and their hostages are constantly on the run through dense jungle terrain, trying to avoid the bullets and artillery salvos fired indiscriminately at them. Over weeks and then months, a strange bond grows between the kidnappers and hostages, and Theresa begins to realize that things are not as straightforward as they seem.
“Raw, visceral immediacy...harrowing...on the level of total authenticity, it's entirely successful.” - Variety

“Often powerful...relentless in its action. Huppert is always beguiling.” - Screen Daily