A film by Brilliante Mendoza
120 minutes, fiction, color, 2012
In this relentless thriller, 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 their independence. French social worker Therese Bourgoine is among those taken to a jungle island, with the Filipino army in pursuit. As the captors and their hostages journey through dense jungle terrain, trying to avoid the bullets and artillery salvos fired indiscriminately at them, an unexpected bond grows between the kidnappers and hostages.
Watch the Trailer
"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
"Dramatically potent, psychologically complex...a story of strangers in a strange land, of those whose nationalities and faiths are questioned by ruthless men possessed of a violent passion in an environment that is foreign and dangerous." - Screen-Space