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‘Prisoners’ is an engrossing crime thriller directed by Denis Villeneuve. With his English language debut, Villeneuve created a story layered with suspense, thrill, and excitement. It is an experience that invites us to peel off the layers and try to make meaning from its moving images. Aided by Aaron Guzikowski’s script and Roger Deakin’s gloomy and bleak vision of Pennsylvania suburbs, ‘Prisoners’ takes us deep within the lives of its characters and their inner struggles. A story about survival, perseverance, and faith, the film is a seamless thriller. Superlative performances by Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal drive this thriller into cinematic brilliance. It revolves around Keller Dover (Jackman), a struggling contractor living a quaint life with his wife Grace (Maria Bello), son Ralph (Dylan Minnette), and daughter, Anna (Erin Gerasimovich). A devout Catholic, Keller is a survivalist by nature, evident from his stacked basement with enough provisions to last an apocalypse. Their life is devastated when their daughter Anna goes missing. In comes Detective Loki (Gyllenhaal), who is assigned the subsequent police case. Detective Loki is a steadfast and upright cop with a pragmatic approach to life. His belief is not on the eternal but hard facts and evidence. Keller and Loki’s quest for the missing children is driven by contrasting emotions. Loki follows a concrete path, whereas Keller is on the road to vengeance. Let us find out more about the fate of the characters and how it fits with the ending! SPOILERS AHEAD. Prisoners Plot Synopsis On […]