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Captive (1986)





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Paul Mayersberg wrote and directed this sleek thriller about a bored rich girl, abducted by kidnappers, who begins to love her abductors. Beautiful Rowena Le Vay (Irina Brook) is the pampered daughter of a rich international tycoon, Gregory Le Vay (Oliver Reed), who, heartbroken at the death of his wife, tries to re-create her through Rowena. Rowena drinks and mopes around her mansion all day, unaware that she is being observed by a trio of abductors -- a stylish Frenchman who calls himself D (Xavier Deluc); a charming young Japanese man named Hiro (Hiro Arai); and an attractive radical-chic garbed woman named Bryony (Corinne Dacla). Rowena is imprisoned by the three in a cavernous garage where she is drugged, handcuffed, blindfolded and gagged. After that, so as not to clash with the decor, she is housed in a white box for the night. It becomes apparent that the kidnappers have carried out their crime, not for ransom or captive sexual favors, but simply for the joy of committing the crime. Not only that, but they seek to mold Rowena (who is already half way there) to their lifestyle. Rowena willingly assents. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi


Irina Brook
as Rowena Le Vay
Oliver Reed
as Gregory Le Vay
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Clever music, smooth photography, elegant sets and a smug knowingness give it the sheen of an art-house movie, but of a hollow, pretentious kind.

November 3, 2021 | Full Review…

The film at least has style and imagination, even if it also has a certain portentousness that sometimes makes it seem more prose than poetry.

November 3, 2021 | Full Review…

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