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The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009)

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A rich man's daughter is held captive in an abandoned apartment by two former convicts who abducted her and hold her ransom in exchange for her father's money.

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J Blakeson

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J Blakeson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Martin Compston ... Danny
Eddie Marsan ... Vic
Gemma Arterton ... Alice Creed
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Storyline

Two criminals, Vic and Danny, kidnap Alice Creed. They fastidiously set-up an apartment building and handcuff Alice to the bed, all in a careful attempt to make sure that she won't escape and they won't get caught. But what do Vic and Danny really want with Alice? And is Alice cunning enough to foil their plans and escape? Written by napierslogs

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Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violent content, pervasive language and some sexuality/nudity | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 April 2010 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Agoniodis apagogi See more »

Filming Locations:

Douglas, Isle of Man See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$40,258, 8 August 2010

Gross USA:

$166,980

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$867,714
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot entirely on the Isle of Man. See more »

Goofs

When Vic checks the bullets in the gun, he removes the magazine, then replaces it and operates the slide. A bullet should have ejected as it was recently fired and there would have been one in the chamber. See more »

Quotes

Vic: Wake up Ms. Creed, it's breakfast time!
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Connections

Referenced in Vild med dans: Vals og cha-cha-cha, del 2 (2011) See more »

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Holy Moly
Written and Performed by Cathy Davey
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A compelling, well-acted low-budget thriller about greed
9 September 2010 | by fantasyescapistSee all my reviews

The title is something that confused me, as we spend the whole time with the titular character, yet at the end of it, comprehension dawns.

Acting: Arterton actually surprised me as in Quantum of Solace, Prince of Persia and Clash of the Titans she was uneven and had this contrived, grating posh accent but here, she speaks in her normal accent and is far more consistent in emoting. Goes to show, you can't write of every actor, even after a couple of so-so performances.

As improved as she is, the other two, Marsan and Compston (particularly the former) overshadow her somewhat. Marsan is a cunning and calculating crook and Compston is his naive accomplice. Marsan is particularly menacing and Compston develops his character pretty well. There's a plot twist involving all three that I personally didn't anticipate in that way.

Plot and Pacing: From the unnerving opening without much dialogue to the gripping conclusion, this, to me, wasn't completely predictable. Budget constraints meant the cast remained a trio, but I would've liked to have seen other important characters mentioned.

Cinematography: Conveys a true sense of sickening planning in Alice's kidnapping, humiliation at the hands of the pair, deception, fear - all pretty much what I'd expect from a thriller of this sort.

Score: What little there was there was good and I loved the Radiohead-sounding song with Bjork-esquire vocals Holy Moly by Cathy Davey, as it's suitably mellow for the end of the film.

Overall: This has been called a glorified stage play by some people, but to me, it felt like a film with nuances concerning characters and much like Hard Candy(comparison as it's also indie and had a small cast) was a really taut thriller that had me glued to the screen all the way through.

This is proof that British Cinema is still alive and well and that every now and again, a little gem will come out. A film with flawed characters with a theme of the selfish desires they share.


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