The Captive

Dir. Chantal Akerman

France-Belgium 2000 | Colour | 112 mins | Cert 15

Cast: Stanislas Mehrar, Olivia Bonamy

Taking inspiration from Marcel Proust’s epic masterwork A la recherche du temps Perdu, The Captive tells the story of Ariane, who lives in a grandiose Parisian apartment with her lover Simon. Convinced she leads a double life, Simon obsessively keeps her under constant surveillance but Ariane remains detached and elusive, ensuring Simon’s obsession becomes dangerously consuming…

Available on: DVD

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