February 2023

Beyond the Law: Prisoners

Unit photography by Wilson Webb Set in an unassuming suburbia, Denis Villeneuve’s drama Prisoners begins as two neighboring families convene to celebrate Thanksgiving. After two of their young daughters vanish without a trace, a tenuous string of clues and frantic desperation leads one father, Keller Dover (Hugh Jackman), to step well outside the law as he tracks, captures and imprisons the man he believes responsible, Alex Jones (Paul Dano). Meanwhile, the police investigation, led by Det. Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal), is uncovering a conspiracy involving child abductions that have taken place over decades. “I heard Denis was doing this movie and got the script, which was dense and had a lot of characters, and, to be honest, Gothic elements...more

Prisoners Gyllenhaal and Jackman


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