- 1 hr 21 min
Taped is a Dutch thriller film released in 2012. Directed by Diederik van Rooijen, the movie follows the story of a couple, Johan and Saar, who travel to Buenos Aires for a holiday. But what begins as an adventurous trip of sightseeing and exploring the city, soon turns into a nightmare when they witness a brutal incident and record it on their video camera. Johan, played by Barry Atsma, is a successful businessman who is accustomed to being in control of his life. He is confident, assertive, and always in charge of the situation. His girlfriend, Saar, portrayed by Susan Visser, is a sensitive woman who cares deeply about others' feelings. She is a freelance journalist who is trying to build her career. In Buenos Aires, they stay in a rundown hotel, which reminds them of their younger days when they used to backpack through Europe. One evening, they decide to go out for dinner and end up witnessing a violent fight between a couple in a neighboring apartment. Johan, who is intrigued by the scene, starts filming the incident on his camera. But things quickly spin out of control, and the situation becomes more dangerous than they anticipated. The couple is horrified by what they see and fear for their safety. However, they are reluctant to call the police, as they are not sure if they can trust the local law enforcement. So, they decide to leave the city and return home without reporting the incident. But when the couple tries to leave Buenos Aires, they find out that their video camera is missing, and they realize that they are being followed by the people they filmed. As Johan and Saar try to figure out who is after them, they are forced to confront their past and the decisions they have made in their lives. They soon realize that their present predicament is directly linked to their past mistakes. And as they frantically try to retrieve their camera, they realize that they are caught in a web of deceit and corruption, and their lives are in danger. The movie is a fast-paced thriller that will keep you on the edge of your seat. It is a thought-provoking film that deals with issues such as trust, morality, and the consequences of one's actions. The performances of the lead actors are fantastic. Barry Atsma and Susan Visser deliver compelling performances that showcase their range as actors. The cinematography is excellent, and the film captures the gritty and chaotic atmosphere of Buenos Aires. Taped is a gripping thriller that will leave you questioning what you would do in a similar situation. It is a must-watch for fans of the genre and a great introduction to Dutch cinema. The film offers an intense and adrenaline-filled viewing experience that is sure to stay with you long after the credits roll.