Claustrofobia

Bobby Boermans Feature film - 2011 - 86 min.

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After a night out, student Eva awakes in a stuffy basement. Surrounded by brute mental and physical violence and gory killings, she eventually discovers the reason of her captivity.

Eva studies veterinary medicine and does auditions. She finds a cheap apartment, the previous occupant of which has disappeared mysteriously. A stroke of luck, although the janitor is rather rancid. To celebrate her move, she goes out for a drink with her best friend. They meet the attractive downstairs neighbour, a surgeon in training, who invites them for a nightcap. The next morning, Eva wakes up in a stuffy basement, chained to a bed. A man with a gas mask brings her food and keeps an eye on her with a camera.
The introverted Eva, who is unable to hurt an animal and fails auditions as a scream queen, gets entangled in a cat-and-mouse game with a ruthless scoundrel. The reason of her captivity remains a mystery - even when she identifies her kidnapper - and every next-to-successful escape leads to more victims.
Brute mental and physical violence and eventually agonisingly prolonged and gory killings take turns, until gradually the pieces from the first scene fit together.

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Snoooep Entertainment
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Netherlands