Dive deep into the virtual world of social media with a mystery-thriller for the digital age, Searching, coming to Blu-Ray and DVD from Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. A unique take on society’s pervasive use of technology, Searching is the feature film debut for writer-director Aneesh Chaganty, and writer-producer Sev Ohanian. Chaganty and Ohanian’s script constructs a new form of cinema inspired by the connection between parent and child in the Internet age. Stopping at no lengths to find his missing daughter, a determined father, played by John Cho (Star Trek, Harold & Kumar), explores her social media accounts, emails, pictures, videos and more to aid in the police investigation. Cho is joined by an impressive cast including Emmy Award winner Debra Messing (“Will & Grace”), Joseph Lee (“NCIS: Los Angeles”) and Michelle La in her feature film debut.
Since winning the audience award and the Alfred P. Slogan Feature Film Prize at its Sundance debut, Searching has riveted audiences and critics alike, with a 93% Certified Fresh score, and critics calling it a “groundbreaking” (Den of Geek, The Wrap) film in the vein of classic Hitchcock thrillers (“Hitchcock levels of suspense” CNET). Expertly blending innovative storytelling and modern technology, Chaganty has crafted an enthralling missing person story bookended by an endearing opening sequence and stunning conclusion.
In Searching, after David Kim (John Cho)’s 16-year-old daughter goes missing, a local investigation is opened and a detective is assigned to the case. But 37 hours later and without a single lead, David decides to search the one place no one has looked yet, where all secrets are kept today: his daughter’s laptop. In a hyper-modern thriller told via the technology devices we use every day to communicate, David must trace his daughter’s digital footprints before she disappears forever.
.“Changing The Language Of Cinema”
.“Update Username: Cast and Characters”
.“Searching For Easter Eggs”
.“Audio Commentary with Aneesh Chaganty & Sev Ohanian”
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