MISERY meets DELIVERANCE when a cabaret singer's van breaks down in the remote wooded south of Belgium. Marc Stevens (Laurent Lucas) is on his way between gigs when his van breaks down in bad weather. In desperate need of shelter, he is directed, by a strange man who has lost his dog, to an inn that is perhaps too hospitable. He soon becomes the focus of everybody's fantasies and the target of their madness. Taken in by Mr. Bartel (Jackie Berroyer), an innkeeper who has been psychologically fragile since his wife left him, Marc is faced with a brutal, nightmarish ordeal. With nods to great horrors like THE SHINING and THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE, THE ORDEAL is a tight, absurdist film, a must-see for horror fans.
* Original Theatrical Trailer