Towards Darkness Poster

Release Date: March 14th, 2008

DVD Release Date: July 22nd, 2008

R|1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary
Banker's son Jose Gutierrez (Roberto Urbino) is kidnapped and held for ransom when he returns home to Colombia. When the police can't help, Jose's father (Tony Plana) approaches an American former FBI agent and asks for help locating his son and securing a ransom. Meanwhile, Jose reflects on his past, including his photographer girlfriend (America Ferrera) and the events leading up to his kidnapping. As the clock winds down, things keep going wrong, and Jose's chances of survival grow slim.

Cast: Roberto Urbino, America Ferrera, Tony Plana, David Sutcliffe, William Atherton, Cameron Daddo, Alejandra Borrero, Carlos Valencia

Director: Antonio Negret

Genres: Drama, Thriller

Keywords: Family, Girlfriend, Suspenseful, Rescue, Car, New York City, Son, 2000s, Underdog, Father

Ratings & Reviews

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  • The Colombian tourist board won't be too happy about Antonio Negret's intermittently compelling thriller, which presents his native country as a cesspool of corruption and violence. show more

  • Admirably tough-minded if overstuffed, Towards Darkness delivers on its foreboding title. show more

  • Negret brings personal experience to the material; his own family endured two ordeals by kidnapping, and he works up a painfull convincing sense of sweaty desperation. show more

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