Best Cinematography: Manchester Film Festival
Chairman’s Award: San Diego Film Festival
Best Non-European Film: European Independent Film Festival
A suburban house in Phoenix, Arizona (the kidnap capital of the title), hides a grim secret; locked into a room / homemade cell a group of half-naked immigrants are held hostage.
Having been smuggled into the U.S.A these illegal immigrants face a final bloody hurdle; they have to pay for their freedom. But many have spent everything they have just to get there and cannot pay the ransom despite facing violence and even death. Meanwhile as events unfold it becomes clear that those holding them captive also face problems.
Driven by a powerful script and performances this is a film that creates a claustrophobic atmosphere and edge-of-the-seat drama which doesn’t let-up until the final credits roll. Kidnap Capital is a searing and powerful thriller.
This rock-solid independent feature is incredibly taut and has its nerves right on the surface which make the film quite thrilling to watch and a real discovery for audiences.
Screening with: Aisling