Thu | May 23, 2019

Searching | What are they hiding?

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:00 AM
John Cho in the suspense film Searching.

David Kim (John Cho) and his wife Pam (Sara Sohn) are two loving parents to their daughter Margot (Michelle La). Over the course of Margot's childhood, the family chronicles their adventures on their computer, with photos and videos commemorating Mar-got's milestones. However, right before Margot begins high school, the Kims are rocked by a tragedy and struggle to adjust to their new lives in the aftermath. Their 16-year-old daughter goes missing and a local investigation is opened, Detective Vick (Debra Messing) 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. Set almost entirely on electronic screens, Searching illustrates how technology is an integral part of our lives for better or worse. Buoyed by its innovative film-making style and collection of strong performances by its leads, the suspenseful drama is directed by Aneesh Chaganty and written by Chaganty and Sev Ohanian. The film stars; John Cho, Joseph Lee and eight- time Golden Globe Award nominee Debra Messing.