In 2000, a group of masked men invaded the home of a poor family in rural Columbia. They then attached a bomb encased in PVC-1 tubing around the mother's neck and demanded 15 million pesos. The family would be told by phone where to bring the money. If the ransom were not delivered according to exact instructions, the collar bomb would be detonated. Greek/Columbian writer/director Spiros Stathoulopoulos films the story of this harrowing ordeal in one unbroken take for an unprecedented achievement in real-time suspense that stunned audiences at the Cannes Film Festival. "PVC-1 is an amazing nail-biter and a complete miracle," raved Latino Review. "You won't see a better thriller from Hollywood this year!"