Rattle the Cage (2015)

Rattle The Cage (Zinzana) 2015

US Title:
Rattle the Cage
Year:
2015
Country:
United Arab Emirates
Home Title:
Zinzana
Director:
Majid Al Ansari


What’s It About?
After a drunken night, a man finds himself locked in a jail cell in a remote police station. Unable to afford bail, he is tormented by the lone guard who forces him to play a sadistic game for his own survival.

Short Review: 100 Words or Less (no spoilers)
I liked it. This is a good thriller, strong from beginning to end. I think it’s the first film I’ve seen form the UAE and I was definitely impressed. The storyline is gripping and has some great twists. The acting is good, especially Ali Suliman who gives a powerful performance as the psychotic tormenter. The story takes place in a single location with a small cast of characters. All of the film’s individual elements (setting, performances, mood, score) contribute to a distinctly intense atmosphere that really hooks you. My one complaint would be that I didn’t particularly like the ending.

Final Grade: B-

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