Kidnapped (1974, Mario Bava)

Directed by Mario Bava

Year: 1974
Running Time: 92
Color Type: Color
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Country: Italy
Language: Italian w/English subtitles
Genres: Thriller
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Kidnapped (1974, Mario Bava)

Cast
Riccardo Cucciolla

Crew
Directed by Mario Bava


A brutal tale of abduction and psychological torment, KIDNAPPED involves a gang of criminals who, when their robbery goes wrong, take a woman, man, and sick child hostage and embark on a tesnion-fueled getaway. In a departure from his more audacious visual style, Bava keeps the action claustrophobic and the tension wound tight, building to an unexpected (and unforgettable) finale.

Shot in the mid 1970s, KIDNAPPED was, for decades, a lost film, having been shut down near the end of production after the death of its principal investor. Years later, producer Alfredo Leone and Mario's son, filmmaker Lamberto Bava, obtained the footage and brought the long-abandoned project to fruition.

Awards

  • Official Selection Venice International Film Festival
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