A movie I really enjoyed at this year’s Toronto Film Festival was “The Disappearance of Alice Creed”. The film was written and directed by J Blakeson and it’s his first time behind the camera. Since a lot of this film rides on you not knowing too much about it, all I’m going to tell you is that it’s about two people kidnapping a third person and what happens before, during, and after the event. The movie stars Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan as the kidnapers, and Gemma Arterton plays the victim.
Anyway, while at this year’s Festival, I was able to interview writer-director J Blakeson and Martin Compston and Eddie Marsan. In the next day or two I’ll have those interviews online, but until then, check out 3 clips from the movie after the jump. Again, I definitely recommend this film, I just don’t know when it’s going to come out.
Here’s the official synopsis. It doesn’t give that much away….
On a suburban street, two masked men seize a young woman. They bind and gag her and take her to an abandoned, soundproofed apartment. She is Alice Creed, daughter of a millionaire. Her kidnappers, the coldly efficient Vic and his younger accomplice Danny, have worked out a meticulous plan. But Alice is not going to play the perfect victim – she’s not giving in without a fight. In a tense power-play of greed, duplicity and survival we discover that sometimes disappearances can be deceptive…
And one last thing, we’ve started posting film clips in a new way. Since the site runs pre-roll (it pays for all the bandwidth), I’ve started posting all the clips in one video. What that means is, once you push play, you’ll probably have to sit through one commercial and then all the clips will play in order.