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Towards Darkness (Hacia la oscuridad)
Drama, Suspense/Thriller
 
 
The son of a Colombian banker, photographer José lives abroad in New York. While visiting his family back home for the Christmas holidays, he is reunited with a streetwise old flame and reacquainted with the casual violence that mars his country. Within days of his return, José is beaten and kidnapped, his captors demanding an exorbitant ransom from his parents. Aware that the local police would do more harm than good, Jose's frantic parents enlist the aid of a covert American special operations team to recover their son alive. Jose's father is soon forced to make an unsavory deal with a Colombian warlord in order to secure the million-dollar payment. Meanwhile, Jose remains bound, gagged and blindfolded in an abandoned warehouse in the rainforest, contemplating what he assumes is his imminent murder. Rated R for some strong violence, language, and a scene of sexuality.
Cast: William Atherton, America Ferrera, David Sutcliffe, Tony Plana, Roberto Urbina
Produced by: Brett Etre
Directed by: Jose Antonio Negret
Written by: Jose Antonio Negret
Running time: 1hr 33min
Opens: Mar 21, 2008 LA
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