Vehicle 19 [movies]
A foreign traveler (Walker) unknowingly picks up a rental car that will tie him to a web of corrupt local police.
Mukunda Michael Dewil’s Vehicle 19 is an action-thriller based in South Africa that takes place entirely within the confines of a vehicle. It is the third project of that ilk – using the one-location setup – from producer Peter Safran, who also backed the 2010 Sundance breakout Buried and the largely-ignored ATM.
The story involves Paul Walker as a recently-paroled American inadvertently given the wrong rental car, housing a mysterious woman named Rachel (Naima McLean) with key evidence for a trial concerning police corruption. That means Walker not only have to navigate a place he’s unfamiliar with, but do so while avoiding a fleet of crooked cops (and their cars) in order to deliver Rachel to the prosecution.
You get all that from the trailer, but there’s little to no indication of the film’s conceit (ie. a tale of redemption fashioned as a high-octane thrill ride) beyond the intimate cinematography of Walker driving.