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as Françoise Graff
as Andre Peyrac
as Commissioner Paoli
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as Jean-Jacques Garnier
as Commander Chenut
as Madame Keller
as Captain Verre
as Lieutenant Grazziani
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as Prefect of Police
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Critic Reviews for Rapt
"Rapt'' is smooth, cool, and efficient. It's a movie with very little wasted motion - or, for much of its length, wasted emotion.
What lends "Rapt" its fascination is that it represents such a dramatic fall from grace for its hero.
"Rapt" fuses strands of dramatic tension in a shrewd enough way that it even saves its sharpest cuts for the kidnapping's aftermath, when a well-heeled life laid bare must reconcile with a much different form of enforced solitude.
What distinguishes "Rapt" from other kidnapping movies is that, virtually as soon as he is abducted, details of his life start coming out.
Both a compelling character study and a handsomely mounted procedural, at various times suggesting Hitchcock, his French acolyte Claude Chabrol, the sadistic TV series "24" and the action movies of Michael Mann.
Audience Reviews for Rapt
A wealthy businessman is kidnapped, his finger cut off, but when his private life becomes public, the kidnapping is the least of his problems.
Yvan Attal, so brilliant in the romantic comedy My Wife Is an Actress, delivers a tour de force performance in this gritty thriller. As Stansilas Graff, Attal is at turns desperate, despairing, and valorous, revolting against the cards life has dealt him.
The film becomes a morality tale. Too often kidnapping films become procedurals, but this film makes us wonder if the character isn't better off in captivity. As a result of Graff's affairs, gambling habits, and loose business practices, when his life is threatened, those closest to him wonder if he's worth saving, which is a question that almost no other kidnapping film asks.
I didn't like the ending because there was still much that wasn't resolved. It's a problem of the film's focus: too much attention is paid to the demonization of the kidnappers that we need to see something else happen with this conflict by the end of the film even though the film tries to distract our attention from these characters.
Overall, Attal must be one of France's premiere actors because I haven't seen anything but good work from him.
I actually found this movie interesting, but I took a 1/2 star away for the ending. I don't care for unclear endings, and this movie most definitely has one of those. However, the rest of the movie (even though more than 2hrs long) makes up for it. The acting is excellent, and the story line intriguing...in spite of the unlikeable main character.
Odd French kidnap drama in that little is resolved in the end but it scores credit for making the kidnapee so morally corrupt and unlikeable. Also, the kidnap and money drops are well handled. Doesn't really do anything wrong but feels forgettable.
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