France was on a pretty staggering horror kick for much of the 2000s, but I feel as though things have tempered a bit since Martyrs kicked people's faces in in 2008. A few titles since then have generated some buzz in the horror blogosphere, perhaps most notably La Horde (though reactions to the final film were a little less buzzworthy), but no single title has really exploded onto the scene the way Martyrs, Frontiere(s) or Haute Tension did. Hopefully that will change with Captifs (AKA Caged).
Captifs comes to us from first-time feature filmmaker Yann Gozlan, but don't let a lack of name recognition scare you off. Not only does the movie look dynamite, but I love that the two teaser trailers embedded below (and discovered by 24fps) are just that: teasers. It's great to see movie marketing that doesn't give everything a way, that doesn't explain the entire film. But if you do require a bit more in the plot department, 24fps also gives us the synopsis:
"Somewhere in Eastern Europe. Carole is a young nurse with a humanitarian aid group that has reached the end of its mission. But just then, the young woman and her two colleagues are kidnapped by strangers for mysterious reasons. Held captive, cared for and kept alive in an oppressive and sinister setting, the three prisoners soon discover with horror what their kidnappers truly have in store for them..."