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Captivity

Plot: Beautiful and pampered fashion model Jennifer (Cuthbert) is one of the most recognisable faces in America.

DO NOT REUSE PIC: A scene from the film Captivity

Beautiful and pampered fashion model Jennifer (Cuthbert) is one of the most recognisable faces in America.

Splashed on various billboards and magazine covers, including adverts for her new perfume which declare "Do You Dare To Wear Jennifer?", she is a vision of physical perfection, beloved by men and envied by women.

Unfortunately, one admirer takes their obsession with her to horrific extremes.

During a personal appearance at a nightclub, Jennifer is abducted.

Held captive in the cell under constant CCTV surveillance, Jennifer is driven to the brink of insanity, until she realises there is a second victim, Gary (Gillies), being held in an adjoining cell.

Thrown together in hellish circumstances, Jennifer and Gary are drawn to one another, mutual distrust gradually turning to sexual attraction.

Verdict: Captivity is a mindless orgy of slaughter, careering from a nameless girl taking an acid shower to a young man spluttering out blood from behind a plaster cast mask.

Screenwriters Larry Cohen and Joseph Tura spare no time fleshing out characters (not when that flesh can be sliced and seared instead), and the demonic abductor kills, maims and eviscerates simply because it suits the film. Director Joffe, who was Oscar and BAFTA nominated for The Killing Fields and The Mission, points the camera in the direction of the splatter, content to lend his name and reputation to this nasty, misogynist drivel.

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