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Fermat's Room

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Tookey's Rating
4 /10
Average Rating
5.43 /10
Alejo Sauras, Elena Ballesteros (pictured), Santi Millan
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Directed by: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopena
Written by: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopena

Released: 2007
Origin: Spain
Length: 90

Claustrophobic thriller.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Fermatís Room is a Spanish thriller in which four mathematicians have to solve problems in a locked room. The bad news is that the walls are closing in on them and threaten to crush them alive, while they wonder what on earth they have done wrong, to deserve such a fate.

Members of the present Labour Cabinet must be experiencing roughly the same sensation.

The film is sufficiently tense, economical and fast-moving to warrant a Hollywood remake, but lacks the lethal menace or twisted ingenuity of the original Saw. A 1998 Canadian movie entitled Cube pursued a similar idea with more cinematic flair.

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