Prisoners is a 2013 American thriller film directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay written by Aaron Guzikowski. The film has an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano. It is Villeneuve’s first English-language feature film.
The plot focuses on the abduction of two young girls in Pennsylvania and the subsequent search for the suspected abductor by the police. After police arrest a young suspect and release him, the father of one of the daughters takes matters into his own hands. The film was a financial and critical success, grossing $122 million worldwide. It was chosen by National Board of Review as one of the top ten films of 2013 and at the 86th Academy Awards was nominated for Best Cinematography.
Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman) faces a parent’s worst nightmare when his 6-year-old daughter, Anna, and her friend go missing. The only lead is an old motorhome that had been parked on their street. The head of the investigation, Detective Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), arrests the driver (Paul Dano), but a lack of evidence forces Loki to release his only suspect. Dover, knowing that his daughter’s life is at stake, decides that he has no choice but to take matters into his own hands. It was translated by Vj Junior.
Hugh Jackman as Keller Dover
Jake Gyllenhaal as Detective Loki
Viola Davis as Nancy Birch
Maria Bello as Grace Dover
Terrence Howard as Franklin Birch
Melissa Leo as Holly Jones
Paul Dano as Alex Jones
Dennis Christopher as Mr. Jones
Dylan Minnette as Ralph Dover
Zoë Soul as Eliza Birch
Erin Gerasimovich as Anna Dover
Kyla-Drew Simmons as Joy Birch
Wayne Duvall as Captain Richard O’Malley
Len Cariou as Father Patrick Dunn
David Dastmalchian as Bob Taylor
Jeff Pope as Elliot Milland