Taken is a 2008 French action thriller film starring Liam Neeson, Famke Janssen, and Maggie Grace. It is based on a script by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen and was directed by Pierre Morel. Neeson plays a former Central Intelligence Agency paramilitary operative who sets about tracking down his teenage daughter after she is kidnapped by Albanian slave traders while traveling in France.
Highly-skilled CIA agent Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) has retired in an effort to rebuild his relationship with his teenaged daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). Though a loving parent, his frequent absences made him a distant father and led to his divorce. Knowing Kim wants to be a singer, Bryan buys her an expensive karaoke machine for her 17th birthday, but he is upstaged by Kim's wealthy stepfather Stuart (Xander Berkeley), who surprises her with a horse.
Later, Bryan's former colleague, Sam (Leland Orser), hires him to help provide concert security for a popular young singer, Sheerah (Holly Valance). When Bryan saves her from a knife-wielding attacker, Sheerah gratefully offers to help with Kim's musical aspirations.
His ex-wife, Lenore, (Famke Janssen) and Kim persuade a reluctant Bryan to sign a parental consent form allowing Kim to travel to Paris with her friend Amanda (Katie Cassidy). Bryan discovers at the airport that the girls are actually following a U2 concert tour throughout Europe.
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