Double Oscar winner Dustin Hoffman is back in the new mystery thriller ‘Into the Labyrinth.’
‘Into the Labyrinth’ is a film with a very strange, and at times confusing plot. A young woman is kidnapped by a rabbit in a van on a road that leads into a very large city. What has happened to her? Who is this rabbit that kidnapped her? These are the questions that are raised in the beginning of the film. But then the young woman – Samantha is in a hospital, bruised and battered, physically but also emotionally and mentally battered. Samantha (played by Valentina Belle) is being overseen and counselled by Doctor Green (Hoffman). He is very concerned about her well-being, and wants to better understand the horrific ordeal she experienced at the hands of an unknown captor (the rabbit?). Samantha was locked up in a labyrinth where she experienced all sorts of emotions, mostly fear and hunger, in an underground bunker with no way out. Samantha was teased, taunted, punished and more in the labyrinth. Also investigating Samantha’s case is Detective Bruno Genko (Toni Servillo), who is a debt collector but takes on the case of the missing Samantha where he has nothing left to lose. But as the drama and mystery ramps up, Bruno’s investigation takes one too many twists and turns that it gets to be a bit too much to follow, while Doctor Green may or may not be the man he says he is. As the thriller intensifies, it leads to a conclusion that may or may not make a whole lot of sense.
Into the Labyrinth, written and directed by Donato Carrisi. Now available on DVD and Digital download.
Review by Tim Baros