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Lorber Films Abduct Lucas Belvaux’s ‘Rapt’

Like any good kidnapping scheme, Lorber Films are planning ahead. Lorber have announced the pick-up of a 2009 Rotterdam preemed thriller which was picking up dust. Lucas Belvaux’s Rapt will receive a middle of summer 2011 release on July 12th. This stars the overrated Yvan Attal, and underrated Anne Consigny.

Like any good kidnapping scheme, Lorber Films are planning ahead. Lorber have announced the pick-up of a 2009 Rotterdam preemed thriller which was picking up dust. Lucas Belvaux’s Rapt will receive a middle of summer 2011 release on July 12th. This stars the overrated Yvan Attal, and underrated Anne Consigny. 

Gist: Inspired by the 1978 kidnapping of French French industrialist Édouard-Jean Empain (read wiki entry), this is about a rich businessman (played by Attal) is brutally kidnapped. While he physically and mentally degenerates in imprisonment, the kidnappers, police and the board of the company of which he is director negotiate his ransom. During the ordeal, much of Graff’s hidden dealings and love affairs come to the surface, forcing his family to question his loyalty. No this is not some recent plot line from the South Americas.

Worth Noting: Lucas Belvaux is most famous for his 2002 trilogy: After the Life, An Amazing Couple and On the Run which consisted of interlocking stories and characters, each of which was filmed in a different genre.

Do We Care?: We admit to be mildly interested in the pic, but perhaps more curious about who picked up the remake rights in Smuggler Films — producer on mostly indie film productions such as You Can Count on Me, Revolutionary Road and Boys Don’t Cry.

 

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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