My Kidnapper (2011)




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In 2003 Mark Henderson was one of eight backpackers taken hostage in Colombia. One year after his release one of his kidnappers contacted him by email. Now he's going back to meet him and finally close this chapter in his life.
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Critic Reviews for My Kidnapper

All Critics (8)

An emotion-charged documentary...

Full Review… | February 14, 2011
Daily Express (UK)

The actual encounters with the former terrorists who called themselves Antonio and Camilla prove rather anti‑climactic.

Full Review… | February 14, 2011

My Kidnapper - charged, complex and always compelling - revisits the ruins and speaks to the ghosts.

Full Review… | February 10, 2011

While this is undoubtedly a compelling story, it's also deeply and disconcertingly personal.

Full Review… | February 9, 2011
Radio Times

My Kidnapper is a documentary made with a few ideas and a few pennies. But its privileged viewpoint is spellbinding, just like its lush mountaintop views of Colombian jungle.

Full Review… | February 9, 2011
Financial Times

The horrendous experiences of the victims and the humble statements of the perpetrators speak for themselves, but Henderson's closeness to his subject (not to mention an emotionally manipulative Radiohead soundtrack) compromises the journalistic analysis.

Full Review… | February 6, 2011
Total Film

Audience Reviews for My Kidnapper


Quite a tale. The director was a little hard on the kidnappers, yet not nearly hard enough. The Israelis who were kidnapped seem to have had some of the raw hatred that I would have had in the same situation, but the Europeans were much more wimpy. The story couldn't have not been compelling though.

Roy Smith
Roy Smith

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