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The Disappeared

Directed by Johnny Kervorkian
United Kingdom, 2008, 95 minutes, 35mm
Cast: Neil Murphy, Harry Treadaway, Tom Felton

Trailer: http://www.thedisappearedthemovie.com/trailer.php

US premiere

Monday, October 6th - 8:00pm at Roxie Film Center

Thursday, October 9th - 6:00pm at Roxie Film Center






You can't bury the past.

If you're in the mood for a chilling psychological ghost story, British director Johnny Kervorkian's debut feature is exactly what you're looking for.

The Disappeared is an intelligent, suspenseful thriller. The tragic tale of a family's loss builds is emotionally heart-wrenching, extremely well-acted -- and scary as Hell.

Teenaged Matthew lost his mind. He is directly responsible for the disappearance and probable death of his younger brother, Tom, and he can't bear the responsibility. It cracked him apart. When Matthew returns home from the Hospital, his father valiantly attempts to contain his anger -- but Jake's calm facade is beginning to crack. Then young Tom returns from the grave - and he's not alone.

One day Matthew hears the ghostly voice of his missing brother on a videotapes telling him "you never came for me." Unbelieving, Matthew tells his best friend Simon (played by an unrecognizable Tom Felton, best known as Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter series), and then he plays the tape for his father who doesn't hear any voices, flies into a rage and believes his son is still insane. Has he lost his mind? The gaping wound in their family reopens.

Matthew plays the tape again and hears his brother's desperate pleas for help. Tom is standing outside the window, looking gaunt and haggard. Nightmarish visions continue -- is it a psychic link with his imprisoned sibling, or something else? Is Tom alive or dead? The hauntings escalate: Matthew has to solve Tom's disappearance. There is no going back.


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