This sensational multi-stranded thriller about five individual days during the aftermath of a young mother's abduction gripped the nation all the way to its heart-stopping conclusion. When Leanne stops to buy flowers at a lay-by, she mysteriously vanishes leaving her two children by the roadside lost and far from home. The fate of Leanne and her two children has been captured on CCTV cameras and, before long, the family's traumatic ordeal and subsequent police investigation has become a national news sensation. Their distraught father Matthew, grandparents Barbara and John, and the police investigating the disappearances are all drawn into a web far more complex then any of them had previously imagined. Because as events unexpectedly unfold, each discovery brings a fresh twist and it becomes clear that nothing and nobody is quite what they seem.
This is one of the best films I have ever seen. It traces the events that led to the end of apartheid in South Africa. The acting is excellent and so natural.
I enjoy watching films that are full of action, exciting and centre on gross injustices. This is not a film for those who prefer fantasy or romance. The only criticism I have is that, at times, the music was a little on the loud side and I had to turn the volume down, (didn't want to annoy the neighbours).
All in all, an excellent film. Catch a Fire will certainly be on my Christmas list.