The Treatment, based on the best-selling novel by British writer Mo Hayder, is a troubling, involving and very dark police thriller about a cop bent on solving a series of mysterious kidnappings and killings. This Belgian genre masterpiece is being released on the Artsploitation Films label.
Synopsis: The Treatment is an unsettling Belgian murder mystery that gets under your skin and stays there. A nail-biting suspense yarn based on one of a series of best-selling novels by British crime writer Mo Hayder, the film is not an old-fashioned Agatha Christie-type whodunit, but its gritty themes of sexual violence and pedophilia give it a raw, contemporary intensity that places it in the same company as the Girl With the Dragon Tattoo book and film series.
Police inspector Nick Cafmeyer is investigating a case where a mother and father have been bound and beaten, and their young son is missing. An obsessive loner, Cafmeyer discovers that there are other similar cases – tragedies where the parents were forced by a psychopath to harm their own children, who then vanish. For the inspector, this triggers memories of his own brother’s abduction as a child, and the possibility that he may still be alive somewhere. Grim and wholly engrossing, The Treatment is a thriller with an edge.
Artsploitation Films Release Date 07/07/2015 DVD UPC: 854555004897 BLU UPC: 851597006100
Bonus Features: Premiere Featurette, Deleted Scenes, Trailer
“Exceptionally well made…incredibly creative and the twists come as huge surprises.” – INFLUX MagazineShare: