The Disappearance of Alice Creed
"The Disappearance Of Alice Creed" by Yojimbo
A young woman is abducted off the street and kept imprisoned while her two kidnappers decide how best to extract the ransom from her father. The Disappearance Of Alice Creed puts a different spin on the kidnap story, concentrating as it does on the relationship between the kidnappers and victim rather than the police investigation and search. The entire story contains only three characters, played solidly by its little known cast and the obvious lack of a large budget means that the plot must concentrate on substance rather than style which makes a nice change for a modern thriller. The limited locations and interactions make it feel quite stagy in a similar way to 44 Inch Chest but there's rather more to the story making for a more intriguing premise and it has a similar flavour to Danny Boyle's Shallow Grave. It's gets a little repetitive and relies a little too much on the inevitable "twist" format but it's different enough from the shaky-cammed, action-orientated thrillers that have become so ubiquitous to make it worth a look.