Behind the Scenes Look at Prisoners
Prisoners is a 2013 American thriller film with an emotional complexity and a sense of of dread that makes for an absorbing and distrubing viewing. Directed by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay written by Aaron Guzikowski. The film has an ensemble cast including Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, Maria Bello, Terrence Howard, Melissa Leo and Paul Dano.
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What was our biggest takeaway from Prisoners?
It will make you question your morals.
It's easy to write off violent actions in a film when the situation is far from one you can realistically imagine yourself in. Even for those of us who don't have kids of our own, you feel his pain and emotional trauma. Still, he pushes the limits of what's right and wrong - to the point where you're not sure who to sympathize with. His character represents the goodness in us all that is easily corruptible with enough pain. How far is too far, and in the end, does our own suffering matter more than another's?*