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6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless kafkaesque maze containing deadly traps.

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Six different people, each from a very different walk of life, awaken to find themselves inside a giant cube with thousands of possible rooms. Each has a skill that becomes clear when they must band together to get out: a cop, a math whiz, a building designer, a doctor, an escape master, and a disabled man. Each plays a part in their thrilling quest to find answers as to why they've been imprisoned. Written by <dadroog@hotmail.com>

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The only way out lies within your own mind. See more »


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Rated R for some strong sci-fi violence/gore and language | See all certifications »

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11 July 1998 (Netherlands)  »

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CAD 365,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$57,147 (USA) (11 September 1998)

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$489,220 (USA) (27 November 1998)
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Trivia

Director Vincenzo Natali originally wanted to shoot the movie in chronological order, but had to disregard this idea because the doors on the cubes weren't working right. See more »

Goofs

As the film opens, the image of an eye is panned in close-up. It appears to be blue. After the closeup changes to an overhead shot of the man, Alderson, laying on the floor, we see that his eyes are certainly brown. This is also noted in the shot of him being seen from the other room as he looks into the room, past the camera. You see his face straight on, his eyes are brown. See more »

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Quentin: Who do you think the establishment is? It's just guys like me. Their desks are bigger, but their jobs aren't. They don't conspire, they buy boats.
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References Peeping Tom (1960) See more »

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Low Budget, Does not have to equal Low Quality
19 January 2005 | by (England) – See all my reviews

It probably cost about half the budget of this movie, to make the opening sequence, which successfully gets your attention. Once it has your attention it simply refuses to let you go, it is compelling to say the least.

The entire cast were pretty much unknown when the film was made (and most still are), but they all gave fine performances throughout. Without the successful casting this film could have easily been a disaster, as it is almost entirely character driven. I'm glad to say that definitely is not the case.

Despite the low budget and practically unknown cast, the film manages to be clever, intriguing, thought-provoking and highly enjoyable. sadly, this film is probably a one off, i can't think of another low budget film that has half the impact of this one.

8/10 and worth every point


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