THE TREATMENT (2014)Label: Artsploitation Films
Audio: Dutch Surround 5.1 with Englisg Subtitles
Video: Widescreen (2.35:1)
THE TREATMENT, based on the best-selling novel by British writer Mo Hayder, is a troubling, involving and very dark police thriller about a cop bent on solving a series of mysterious kidnappings and killings. If you thought "American Crime" and "The Wire" were intense, you better get prepared for a story much more shocking. After the film premiered at Fantastic Fest, WeGotThisCovered.com wrote, "THE TREATMENT is exactly that kind of harrowing, haunting filmmaking that elevates typical crime-drama storytelling into realms we'd probably be better off never exploring, yet filmmaker Hans Herbots ensures you'll be glued to your seat whether you like it or not."
Synopsis: THE TREATMENT is an unsettling Belgian murder mystery that gets under your skin and stays there. A nail-biting suspense yarn based on one of a series of best-selling novels by British crime writer Mo Hayder, the film is not an old-fashioned Agatha Christie-type whodunit, but its gritty themes of sexual violence and pedophilia give it a raw, contemporary intensity that places it in the same company as the “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo” book and film series. Police inspector Nick Cafmeyer is investigating a case where a mother and father have been bound and beaten, and their young son is missing. An obsessive loner, Cafmeyer discovers that there are other similar cases – tragedies where the parents were forced by a psychopath to harm their own children, who then vanish. For the inspector, this triggers memories of his own brother’s abduction as a child, and the possibility that he may still be alive somewhere. Grim and wholly engrossing, THE TREATMENT is a thriller with an edge.
- Premiere Featurette
- Deleted Scenes