Rapt (2009 film)

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Directed by Lucas Belvaux
Written by Lucas Belvaux
Starring Yvan Attal
Music by Riccardo Del Fra
Cinematography Pierre Milon
Edited by Danielle Anezin
Distributed by Diaphana Films
Release dates
  • 18 November 2009 (2009-11-18) (France)
  • 9 December 2009 (2009-12-09) (Belgium)
Running time 125 minutes
Country France
Language French
Budget $5,500,000
Box office $5,546,670 [1]

Rapt is a 2009 French dramatic film directed by Lucas Belvaux and starring Yvan Attal. It was nominated for 4 César Awards in 2010, including Best Film. It was released in France on 18 November 2009.

Attal plays a wealthy and high-profile businessman who is kidnapped and held for ransom. His family come into conflict with the police and his corporate associates as they struggle to raise the money and pay off the kidnappers. Meanwhile, details of his private life emerge and begin to turn his wife, teenage daughters and business colleagues against him.[2]

The film is inspired by the true story of the kidnapping of Édouard-Jean, 3rd Baron Empain, a very wealthy Hungarian-born Belgian aristocrat. The kidnapping of Baron Empain took place in Paris in January 1978.[3]



  1. ^ http://www.jpbox-office.com/fichfilm.php?id=10956
  2. ^ French, Philip (18 July 2010). "Rapt Film Review". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 March 2012. 
  3. ^ (French) Le baron Empain : « Tout sonne vrai » de Christophe Cornevin, Le Figaro, 13 November 2009.

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