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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Angela Pope
Produced by David M. Thompson
Written by Frank Deasy
Starring Julia Ormond
Tim Roth
Music by Colin Towns
Cinematography Remi Adefarasin
Edited by Dave King
Distributed by Miramax Films
Release date
  • 28 April 1995 (1995-04-28)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Captives is a 1994 British romantic crime drama film directed by Angela Pope and written by Dublin screenwriter Frank Deasy. It stars Julia Ormond, Tim Roth and Keith Allen. The picture was selected as the opening film in the Venetian Nights section of the 1994 Venice Film Festival, in addition to its selection for Gala Presentation at the 1994 Toronto International Film Festival.[1]


A young dentist (Ormond) working in a British prison starts to become attracted to a violent inmate (Roth) after the break-up of her marriage, and embarks upon an illicit affair with him.


The film was a BBC Films co-production with Distant Horizon & Miramax Films.[1]



The movie received a mixed response.[2]

Box office[edit]

The movie debuted at No.6.[3]

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