Running Time: 2 mins
Vacant is a British film about a woman who is kidnapped by a mysterious villain, and one man sets out on a mission to find her before it’s too late.
This film was extremely weird. I’m not too sure whether it was trying to be very arty and tense, or just a full-blown thriller, but it definitely got me interested right from the start, from where there was a very bizarre opening.
I have to say that there seemed to have been a few lighting problems in this film, which, as it was so dark at points, stopped really understanding what was going in the final sequence, however up to that point, I was properly engrossed.
An opening scene that shocks you almost immediately, with some great Ingmar Bergman-esque shots in there, presenting an alternative view to the already exhausted kidnapping genre, which was interesting to see, and it grabbed you as the dramatic story begins to unfold.
In terms of the performances, they were a little random, but still good fun. Christine Davies, although short, had a big and important role, while Henry Lugthart and Henry Eastham’s random standoff was a bit of an odd thing to see, and the people in the final scene, who I couldn’t really see, seemed to be going for it pretty hard in their fight.
Anyway, overall, this gets an 8.0.