Marko the kidnapper


Good luck.
~ Marko over the phone to Bryan Mills

Marko was the main antagonist in the 2008 film Taken.

He was played by actor Arben Bajraktaraj who also played Antonin Dolohov.


Marko is a member of an Albanian human trafficking ring that abducts women and he is the one who kidnaps Bryan Mills' daughter, Kim. He is also the son of Murad, the villain in the 2012 film Taken 2.

The film

Marko is first seen at a party Kim is attending and he is one of the intruders who kidnap her and her friend Amanda. After realizing she has been taken, Bryan gets in touch with Marko and tells him that when he finds him, he will kill him to which Marko simply replies "good luck" and hangs up.

Marko's death

Marko being tortured with electricity

Bryan is let inside the Albanian's house by feigning to be a corrupt policeman, sent to renew its extortion "contract" with the brothel. He tricks the thugs inside into saying a few words and phrases, and recognizes a voice: Marko, the kidnapper he spoke to on the phone. He wounds Marko and kills the rest. Searching the house, he finds several captive teens, including Amanda, who is dead from an apparent overdose. In the basement of the house, Bryan straps Marko into a makeshift electric chair and tortures him with an electric current until he talks. Kim, being a virgin, is very valuable on the black market, and was sold to an auctioneer named Patrice Saint-Clair. After retrieving this vital information, Bryan leaves the current flowing and leaves the screaming Marko to die a very painful death.