Kristen Scott-Thomas, that doyen of actresses who habitually play hard-faced, toffee-nosed, upper-class English aristos, here takes the role of an ex-pat Parisian doctor, randomly kidnapped by a man she doesn't appear to recognize and who gradually begins to gain some semblance of humility when it appears that the reasons for her abduction are those of revenge. The film starts brightly, with a flashback showing Thomas' character escaping from captivity and attempting to return to some kind of normality, while her colleagues chide her for not returning to work sooner; eventually contacting the police, what looks to be a straightforward story becomes more complicated when we see that she cannot give her kidnapper up - not just yet anyhow.
Scott-Thomas is an intense presence in any context, but here she takes that intensity to new levels, as she first berates her captor, then seems to fall prey to some kind of Stockholm syndrome. Her character is given little back-story, while that of her tormentor - an impressive Pio Marmai, is sketchy at best. Ultimately, although the film promises much, it delivers little, and feels slight and somewhat disappointing by the end.