24 Days

24 Days

By Alexandre Arcady

  • Genre: Alexandre Arcady
  • Release Date: 2015-04-24
  • Advisory Rating: Unrated
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Director: Alexandre Arcady
  • iTunes Price: USD 4.99
  • iTunes Rent Price: USD 0.99

Description

In January of 2006 a beautiful young woman walks into a Parisian cellphone shop, looks around, and asks for the sales attendant's number. Later, she calls asking to meet. Who could have known Ilan, the 23 year old man, was flirting with death? The next time his family hears from him is through a cryptic online message from kidnappers demanding ransom. French director Alexandre Arcady delivers one of the most “wrenching and politically astute” films to come out of France (Screen Daily). Based on a book co-written by Ilan’s mother, Ruth Halimi, Arcady’s cinematic adaptation offers a searing insight into his vicious ordeal, the violent world of the gang of Barbarians, and the harrowing experience of his family waiting and hoping the Police would save their son. For 24 days the Police, insistent upon handling the case as a normal for-ransom kidnapping, fail to recognize the anti-Semitic hatred of his abductors. Many opportunities to save Ilan are missed or squandered as his family receive nearly 700 phone calls, insults, threats, photographs and sound recordings of their tortured son.

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Reviews

  • A solid film

    4
    By leetom
    A solid real-life suspense story. Better than most films released last year, but not quite top tier either. Enjoyable.
  • TRUST ME

    5
    By Namenicka
    I am so tired of people giving bad reviews to movies because they are not in English and they have to read. This movie deserves 5 stars. The acting beats many Hollywood high budget movie and the action is non stop. WELL DONE!!
  • Very good reproduction of a true story

    5
    By juliolopes
    Characters are enthusiastic, can't miss it.
  • bad acting

    1
    By Monkey in the bar
    sad story but the movie is just bad

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