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by Brillante Mendoza




Director: Brillante Mendoza

Screenplay: Brillante Mendoza, Patrick Bancarel

Cinematographer: Odyssey Flores

Editing: Yves Deschamps, Gilles Fargout, Kats Serraon

Art Direction: Simon Legré, Benjamin Pader

Sound: Laurent Chasseigne, Stéphane de Rocquigny, A.M. Idioma, Addiss Tabong

Music: Teresa Barrozo

Cast.: Isabelle Huppert, Kathy Mulville, Marc Zanetta, Rustica Carpio, Ronnie Lazaro, Maria Isabel Lopez, Angel Aquino, Sid Lucero

Production: Swift Productions

35 av Franklin D. Roosevelt
75008 Paris
Tel: 0033-
Fax: 0033-

Year: 2012

DCP, color, 122 min, 
OV Tagalog with French subtitles

In Philippines, some twenty foreign nationals have been taken hostage in Palawan by the Abu Sayyaf group of Muslim terrorists fighting for the independence of Mindanao Island. While French woman Therese Bourgoine involved in humanitarian activity is bringing supply to an NGO office, along with another Filipino volunteer, she in turn is kidnapped…
Captive is not a film about the fight of this group. It is a film about humanity: the GAS members’ humanity, the hostages’ humanity and even the humanity of the military who are the armed right hand of the government, or what is called the established order. I think the reason why I tackled this topic appears clearly in the film. Despite its polemical aspect and the fact it does not suggest a solution to the conflict Captive shows something which is not seen, the ‘overall view’, in other words the fact that each person is a prisoner of his own cause”.

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