Monday, February 9, 2009



Capitalising on the success of films like SAW and HOSTEL, BROKEN gives the survive-or-die scenario an al fresco spin. The premise is somewhat familiar; a woman is abducted and taken to a remote part of the woods, where she is subjected to unthinkable torments by her cruel and sadistic captor. Her ordeal is made all the worse by not knowing her daughter’s whereabouts... or if indeed she’s still alive. Why any of this is happening is unclear, and it’s this apparent lack of motive that heightens the tension to an almost unbearable degree. Directors Simon Boyes and Adam Mason prove that you don’t need a huge budget to unnerve your audience; just a creepy setting and an inventive, albeit twisted, imagination.

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