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Director: Joram Lursen.
Writers: J Blakeson (The Disappearance of Alice Creed) and Frank Ketelaar.
Cast: Sarah Chronis, Tygo Gernandt, Marwan Kenzari.
Dutch director Joram Lursen (primarily known for romantic comedies and Dutch television shows) enters into thriller territory with Reckless(Bloedlink), his version of 2009's The Disappearance of Alice Creed. While this viewer has not seen the original, there's a general consensus that this remake does not stray far from the first and, according to some critics, even surpasses it. In Lursen's film, Laura Temming, the daughter of a wealthy real estate mogul, is kidnapped by two masked men and held for ransom. Over a period of roughly two days, we observe the three characters in close quarters and discover that there's much more going on than anticipated. Reckless not only delivers an intriguing plot with phenomenal acting, but also surprises with an intimacy that creates a heightened sense of tension and anxiety, providing an interesting glimpse into the three characters and their motivations.
Laura Temming is kidnapped in broad daylight by two masked assailants, then taken to a soundproof apartment where she is stripped naked and tied to a bed.