The Cutlass (2017)

Director
Darisha J. Beresford

Main cast
Lisa-Bel Hirschmann; Arnold Goindhan; Kirk Baltz

Genres
Thriller, Drama

Description
Inspired by true events, THE CUTLASS is a dramatic thriller set in the tropical wilderness of Trinidad and tells the story of a young woman who falls into the grasp of a dangerous sociopath. She finds herself isolated and musters the courage to emotionally battle the unsettled mind of her abductor.


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