The Tortured

Synopsis: In Rutland Country, the six year-old Benjamin Michael Landry is kidnapped by a psychopath in the lawn of his house. His father Craig Landry unsuccessfully runs after the truck but the abductor escapes. Sooner the police discovers that John Kozlowski had abducted and killed Benjamin. When the criminal is sentenced to 25 years in prison only, Benjamin's mother Elise Landry presses her husband to kidnap John and torture him. Craig is a doctor and knows exactly how to inflict pain to the psychopath. They succeed to kidnap John from the prison transport, but Craig has an accident and John is hurt. The couple tortures the man until they find the truth about their victim.
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Director(s): Robert Lieberman
Production: IFC Films
Rotten Tomatoes:
79 min


What's your emergency?'

My son's been kidnapped.

There was a guy in a... a pickup truck.

A white rusted out pickup truck

with a camper shell on the back.

- 'What's your son's name, sir?'

- Benjamin. Benjamin Landry.

F***! F***!

What's going on?

What's going on? Where is he?

Excuse me.

l'm Detective Berger.

l was talking to your husband

about your son's kidnapping.

Mrs Landry,

can you sit down and talk?

Where's my son?

l want him back!

- We're going to find him, OK?

- Oh, God!

l just overheard two cops talking

about how unusual it is

for a child to be abducted

in the parent's plain view.

They said that the fact that the perpetrator

showed so little concern

over whether he could be recognised

points away from kidnapping for ransom.

- What does that mean?

- Means he's a psychopath.

- Jesus.

- My baby.

Mrs Landry, can l help you

with something?

- l'm going to look for my son.

- Where?

Out there. We're not going

to find him in here.

- Please

- No.

Elise. Honey, we've got

to let them do their jobs.

- No

- OK?

Baby, how can you just stand there?

We're not doing anything!

We've been sitting here all day

while they're trying to do their jobs!

- We're going to find him.

- No! Their job is to find my son!

Their f***ing job is to find my son!

Let me go! Baby, no!

No, Ben... No!

'My little boy's name

is Benjamin Michael Landry.

'He's six years old.

'Please, if anyone knows anything,


'...please, help us and...

'...whoever has my little boy,

please don't hurt him. Please.

'Please don't hurt him.'


- Help!

- Shut up!

# ''Hush, Little Baby'' #


# Hush, little baby,

don't say a word #

# Mama's gonna buy you

a mockingbird #

# And if that mockingbird

don't sing #

- Mummy!

- Stop it, boy!

# Mama's gonna buy you

a diamond ring #

# And if that diamond ring

turns brass #

# Mama's gonna buy you

a looking glass #

# And if that looking glass

gets broke #

# Mama's gonna buy you

a billy goat #

# And if that billy goat

won't pull #

# Mama's gonna buy you

a cart and bull #

# And if that cart and bull

turn over #

# Mama's gonna buy you

a dog named Rover #

# And if that dog named Rover

won't bark #

# Mama's gonna buy you

# a horse and cart

# And if that horse and cart

# fall down


# You'll still be

the sweetest little baby in town #

- You're in real trouble.

- Stop, don't come near me!

Stop crying, you little baby.

This is a messy room.

l'm telling.

l'm telling Daddy.

Look, Daddy,

another messy boy.

Are you angry, Daddy?


Yes, Princess.

l am very, very angry.

- What are you going to do, Daddy?

- Stay away from me.

What are you going to do,


What are you going to do,


- Good afternoon, sir.

- Yes?

We received a report about

someone crying in the basement.

l've been depressed lately.

Haven't you ever felt like crying?

There you go.

What's your name, sir?


John Kozlowski.

- Do you live here?

- Excuse me, do you have children?

No. Why?

- Would you mind if we come inside?

- Do you have a warrant?

He's got kids clothes inside.

l'm going to say it one more time.

Can we please come inside to talk?

You can't enter my house

without a warrant or my permission

and you don't have my permission.

Have a nice day.

Give me your hands!

- Shut up!

- You're hurting me, stop!

- You got him?

- Hold still.

- What are you doing?

- Got him! Call for backup.

- Get off me!

- Dispatch, this is Officer Alvarez.

Please send backup

to 321 Spruce Avenue.

You don't have a warrant!

l didn't do anything!

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Marek Posival

Marek Posival (born 1 April 1963 in Prague) is a Czech Canadian screenwriter, producer, actor and film director. more…

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