Caged (2010 film)

Caged (French: Captifs) is a 2010 French horror film directed and co-written by Yann Gozlan and it is based on a true story. The film is about a woman named Carole who is traumatized after seeing her friend Laura being killed by a dog twenty years ago. Carole works as an aid worker in former Yugoslavia and begins to leave from Serbian province of Kosmet with two co-workers, when she is kidnapped by a Cigani gang of masked men who deal with human organ trafficking.

Caged
Directed byYann Gozlan
Produced byAlain Benguigui
Thomas Verhaeghe
Written byYann Gozlan
Guillaume Lemans
StarringZoe Felix
Éric Savin
Arie Elmaleh
Ivan Franek
Igor Skreblin
Music byGuillaume Feyler
CinematographyVincent Mathias
Edited byGregoire Sivan
Production
company
Sombrero Productions
Distributed byBac Films
Release date
  • August 20, 2010 (2010-08-20) (Fantasy Filmfest)
Running time
83 minutes
CountryFrance
LanguageFrench

Plot

Cast

  • Zoe Felix
  • Éric Savin
  • Arie Elmaleh
  • Ivan Franek
  • Igor Skreblin
  • Margaux Guenier
  • Philippe Krhajac
  • Jana Bitternova
  • Clara Barbosa
  • Typhaine Hilaire
  • Thais Fischer
  • Goran Kostic
  • Eric Kailey
  • Sacha Mijovic

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Release

Caged was shown at Fantasy Filmfest on August 20, 2010.[2] It was also shown in competition at the 2010 Sitges Film Festival.[3][4] Caged did not have strong box office returns in Europe.[1]

Reception

Le Monde gave the film one star out of four noting that the captives are no more sympathetic than their torturers.[5] L'Express gave the film one star out of four calling it a "predictable thriller".[5] Paris Match gave the film two stars praising the film's star Zoe Felix.[5] Chronic'art gave the film a one star rating, noting that the pace of the film is lost but praised the Felix's acting.[5]

References

  1. Mintzer, Jordan (October 28, 2010). "Variety Review - Caged". Variety. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  2. "Fantasy Filmfest". Fantasy Film Fest. Archived from the original on 2010-11-21. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  3. "Sitges Film Festival > Captifs". Sitges Film Festival. Retrieved October 7, 2010.
  4. Brown, Todd (September 17, 2010). "Complete 2010 Sitges Lineup Announced!". Twitch. Archived from the original on January 8, 2011. Retrieved December 7, 2010.
  5. "Captifs de Yann Gozlan". Premiere (in French). Retrieved December 30, 2010.
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