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The Disappearance of Alice Creed

Thriller Crime Drama


 

Two men fortify a nondescript apartment so it can serve as a prison before kidnapping a woman.

"The Disappearance of Alice Creed" sets the tone from the outset, with a dialogue-free opening act that is as methodical and gripping as the film itself. Shot almost entirely in a confined space, excellent camera work and direction help to maintain its claustrophobic nature and sustain an air of tension. It moves from confrontation to revelation with doses of dry humour in just the right places to lace the suspense. With superb acting performances from the cast (all three of them) and a tight focus, you won't need to search any further than this if you're looking for a smart, engaging thriller.

Andrew O'Dea

MIFF 2010
93 mins