BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
USA/ 2013/ 2 t. 33 min.
Jake Gyllenhaal, Hugh Jackman, Paul Dano, Viola Davis, Melissa Leo, Maria Bello
Denis Villeneuve
Aaron Guzikowski
An ambitious and morally complex thriller

During the Dover and Birch families’ joint Thanksgiving celebration, the two youngest daughters of both families disappear. They were last seen playing around a parked RV. As the police investigation starts, the owner of the RV is questioned, but quickly stricken from the list of suspects. However, Keller Dover is not at all convinced about the man's innocence, and kidnaps him with the intent of doing whatever necessary to make him tell the truth about the missing children. Intense and morally ambiguous, PRISONERS is a highly ambitious thriller from the director of INCENDIES.


Denis Villeneuve

DENIS VILLENEUVE (1967) is a Canadian film director. He is maybe best known as the director of the acclaimed film INCENDIES (2011), which was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film and was rated by The New York Times as one of the 10 best films of 2011. PRISONERS is his sixth feature.