Prisoners (15)

2013 (USA) (Crime, Drama, Thriller)
Starring: Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Paul Dano
Director: Denis Villeneuve
A Member’s Choice Film. ‘Prisoners’ poses the question: How far would you go to protect your child? Keller Dover (Jackman) is facing every parent’s worst nightmare. His six-year-old daughter, Anna, is missing, together with her young friend, Joy, and as minutes turn to hours, panic sets in. Heading the investigation, Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal) arrests the only suspect, Alex Jones (Dano), but a lack of evidence forces his release. Knowing his child’s life is at stake, the frantic Dover decides he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? Prisoners has an emotional complexity and a sense of dread that makes for absorbing (and disturbing) viewing. (2hr 33min)