Synopsis by Bhob Stewart
In this Italian crime drama, unemployed Angelo (Marco Leonardi) is elated to receive an offer from Luciano (Alessandro Zamattio) to assist in a Bangkok video shoot. Unknown to Angelo, Luciano stashes inside the camera $10,000 worth of heroin, discovered at airport customs. Placed in a cell with rats, Angelo gets a shady lawyer, Ortega (Giancarlo Giannini), and a 32-year sentence at a prison run by sadistic supervisors. A visit from an Italian Embassy representative (Mirca Viola, a former Miss Italy) brings zero results, so he becomes part of an escape planned by prisoner Belisario (F. Murray Abraham), who wants revenge on Ortega. Adapted from a book by Fabrizio Paladini, the film substitutes Italian settings for Southeast Asia, intercutting 16mm footage of genuine Bangkok exteriors.
captive, captor, drugs, escape, imprisonment, injustice, lawyer, revenge, sadist