Star Movies presents 'The Clearing'

This Friday, Star Movies presents a rock-solid kidnapping thriller!


Watch the exclusive premiere of this multi-starrer this Friday, September 8th at 9 p.m. only on Star Movies

Mumbai, September 6, 2006… This Friday night, Star Movies presents some thrilling entertainment! Based on a real kidnapping that took place in Netherlands, this movie marks the directorial debut of Academy Award nominated producer, Pieter Jan Brugg. Starring Robert Redford, Helen Mirren and Willem Defoe, tune in to the exclusive premiere of The Clearing, this Friday night, September 8th at 9 p.m. only on Star Movies.

Wayne (Redford) and Eileen (Mirren) Hayes live the American Dream. Together they've raised two children and struggled to build a successful business from the ground up. But there have been sacrifices along the way. When Wayne is kidnapped by an ordinary man, Arnold Mack (Defoe), and held for ransom in a remote forest, the couple's world is turned inside out. Eileen finds her home full of FBI agents, their life under scrutiny. While Wayne is engaged in the negotiation of his lifetime, Eileen works frantically with the FBI to secure his release. The terrifying ordeal causes Wayne and Eileen to reassess their marriage and come to a deeper sense of their commitment to each other. With each passing hour, the need and desire for Wayne to return home safely becomes ever more urgent.

Dutch born film producer Pieter Jan Brugge, with films like The 'Insider' and 'Bulworth' to his credit, used the kidnapping of a Dutch industrialist as inspiration for his first film as director, 'The Clearing'. This is not a film that screams tension, it has thriller ingredients but it's more concerned with the texture of relationships and the texture of life. It has some powerful and committed performances by Robert Redford and





So don't forget to tune in the exclusive premiere of The Clearing, this Friday, September 8th, 2006 at 9 p.m. only on Star Movies.

About Star

STAR is a leading media and entertainment company in Asia. STAR broadcasts over 50 television services in nine languages to more than 300 million viewers across 53 Asian countries. STAR channels cover all genres including general entertainment (Star Plus, Xing Kong, Star Chinese Channel, Star One, Star Utsav, Star World, Vijay, Phoenix Chinese), sports (ESPN, Star Sports), movies (Star Chinese Movies, Star Gold, Star Movies), music (Channel [V]), and news and current affairs (Star News, Star Ananda, Phoenix InfoNews Channel). STAR controls over 20,000 hours of Indian and Chinese programming and also owns the world's largest contemporary Chinese film library, with more than 600 titles, featuring superstars including Jackie Chan, Chow Yun Fat and Bruce Lee. In partnership with leading companies in Asia, STAR businesses extend to filmed entertainment, television production, cable systems, direct-to-home services, terrestrial TV broadcasting, wireless and digital services. STAR is a wholly owned subsidiary of News Corporation.

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