“The Captive” is a psychological thriller film directed by Atom Egoyan and starring Ryan Reynolds, Rosario Dawson, and Scott Speedman. The film tells the story of a couple, Matthew (Reynolds) and Tina (Mireille Enos), whose daughter, Cassandra, is abducted from their car while they are stopping at a rest stop.
The film takes place eight years after the abduction, during which time Matthew has been obsessed with finding his daughter and has become increasingly desperate. He comes to believe that she is still alive and being held captive somewhere.
The investigation into the abduction is led by Detective Jeffrey Cornwall (Speedman), who becomes involved in a complicated and disturbing web of deceit and corruption.
The film received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising the performances of the cast and the film’s tense atmosphere, while others criticized the film’s convoluted plot and disturbing subject matter. Despite this, “The Captive” was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival.
Duration: 112 min.