SEPTEMBER Screening

A MIAMI FILM SOCIETY SPECIAL SCREENING

Co-Presented by Miami International Film Festival & Miami Beach Cinematheque

Prisoners

l to r: Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman

PRISONERS
a film by Denis Villeneuve
Cast: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano
USA | 146 min. | crime, drama, thriller | trailer

A chilling, mystery-suspense-thriller, by French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Incendies), abouttwo families that experience a harrowing kidnapping. On a quiet Thanksgiving afternoon, their two young daughters suddenly disappear. They are nowhere to be found without any hints of struggle. With the ticking clock activated, the mothers (played by Maria Bello and Viola Davis) lose control of all their emotions and breakdown, while the fathers (played by Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard) begin searching on their own. Local police detective Loki (played by Jake Gyllenhaal) takes on the case and the plot suddenly shifts to his perspective, following him closely as he tries to put together what little clues there are, find the girls alive and safe, all without the parents' desperation getting out of control.  Prisoners becomes an interesting self-reflective lesson in violence and our overly-reactive human nature.

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