INTO THE LABYRINTH (2019) preview of Italian mystery horror thriller


Into the Labyrinth is a 2019 Italian horror thriller feature film about a kidnapping victim who turns up alive after fifteen years. A profiler and a private investigator try to piece together the mystery. A private investigator is also on the kidnapper’s trail. Original title: L’uomo del labirinto

Written and directed by Donato Carrisi, based on his own novel, the movie stars Dustin Hoffman (Sphere; Outbreak; Marathon Man), Toni Servillo, Valentina Bellè and Vinicio Marchioni.


Samantha (Valentina Bellè) was abducted on the way to school and held as a prisoner for fifteen years. She wakes up in a hospital room with no memory of where she has been or what has happened in all that time. Next to her, Doctor Green (Dustin Hoffman), an extraordinary profiler who claims that will help her get her memory back and solve the mystery.

Together they negotiate Samantha’s memories of the labyrinth, the underground prison in which the kidnapper brutally tortured and forced Samantha to solve riddles and puzzles, rewarding her successes and punishing her failures. Genko (Toni Servillo), a private investigator, is also on the kidnapper’s trail…


Into the Labyrinth was released in Italy on October 30th 2019. It is available in North America On-Demand via Brainstorm Media from October 9th 2020.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

There are no English language reviews of … available at the time of posting that we are aware of; please bookmark this website and return again soon for a range of independent, aggregated reviews.

Cast and characters:

Dustin Hoffman … Dottor Green
Toni Servillo … Bruno Genko
Valentina Bellè … Samantha Andretti
Vinicio Marchioni … Simon Berish
Katsiaryna Shulha … Linda (as Caterina Shulha)
Orlando Cinque … Bauer
Filippo Dini … Delacroix
Sergio Grossini … Peter Lai / Rizzo
Carla Cassola … Signora Wilson
Luis Gnecco … Mordecai Lumann
Stefano Rossi Giordani … Ragazzo cicatrice
Riccardo Cicogna … Paul MacInsky
Sergio Leone … Bunny
Marta Paola Richeldi … Signora Lai
Diego Facciotti … Prete

Production companies:

Colorado Film Production
Banca Sella Patrimoni
Medusa Film

Filming locations:

Cinecittà Studios, Cinecittà, Rome, Lazio, Italy

Technical details:

130 minutes
Aspect ratio: 2.35: 1