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Director:
Writers:
Jordi Galceran (play)
Mateo Gil (screenplay)
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Release Date:
23 September 2005 (Spain) See more »
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During IMF & World Bank Summit and demonstrations which upset Madrid, like other capitals, major corporation... See more » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 12 nominations See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Eduardo Noriega ... Carlos de Aristegui Santos

Najwa Nimri ... Nieves
Eduard Fernández ... Fernando
Pablo Echarri ... Ricardo
Ernesto Alterio ... Enrique
Carmelo Gómez ... Julio

Adriana Ozores ... Ana

Natalia Verbeke ... Montse
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Directed by
Marcelo Piñeyro 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Jordi Galceran  play
Mateo Gil  screenplay
Marcelo Piñeyro  screenplay

Produced by
Ricardo García Arrojo .... executive producer
Gerardo Herrero .... producer
Francisco Ramos .... producer
Alicia Tellería .... line producer
 
Original Music by
Frédéric Bégin 
Phil Electric 
 
Cinematography by
Alfredo Mayo 
 
Film Editing by
Iván Aledo 
 
Production Design by
Verónica Toledo 
 
Costume Design by
Verónica Toledo 
 
Makeup Department
Imma Pérez .... hair stylist
José Quetglás .... hair stylist
José Quetglás .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ion Collar .... third assistant director
David Pareja .... second assistant director
Javier Petit .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
José Luis Moya .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Polo Aledo .... sound
Nicolas de Poulpiquet .... sound re-recording mixer assistant
Eduardo Esquide .... sound
Carlos Garrido .... sound re-recording mixer
Ricardo Viñas .... dolby sound consultant
 
Visual Effects by
Pablo Gil Agero .... visual effects artist
Óscar Perea Marcos .... visual effects
Antonio Ramos .... digital compositor
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Teresa Benitez .... video assist
Daniel Federico Fernández .... camera operator
David Fernández .... first assistant camera
Iñigo Olea .... first assistant camera
Ricardo Rodríguez .... gaffer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Amaya Arzuaga .... wardrobe
Armand Basi .... wardrobe
 
Other crew
María Carrera .... production coordinator
Miguel Cohan .... assistant to director
François Vila .... press agent
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"El método" - Argentina (original title)
"The Grönholm Method" - International (English title) (festival title)
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Runtime:
115 min
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Goofs:
Continuity: When Julio ask others if they have the same message in their computer screens, they answer no. In the next take its clearly seen that the message appears in all computer screens.See more »
Quotes:
Carlos de Aristegui Santos:Absolutely my dear, I'm afraid Fernando's cockiness was just a cover up.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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21 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
A Brief View of the Contemporary Wild Capitalism, 5 March 2008
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

On a troubled day in Madrid, with strike and protest against the World Bank and the IMF on the streets, seven candidates are put together in a meeting room in front of notebooks by a secretary as part of a selection process for one important position in a Spanish corporation. They fulfill another application form informing that they would be submitted to the Grönholm Test. While speculating about the possible existence of hidden cameras and microphones, the test begins and they read a message on the screen telling that one of them is not a candidate but an employee from the HR analyzing their attitudes. Along the day, the group is submitted to tests that eliminate each candidate until the final dispute between the two last ones.

"El Método" is a very well acted movie shot basically in one set like in "Twelve Angry Men" with a brief view of the contemporary wild capitalism through the dispute of qualified applicants to a direction position in a corporation. My only remark against the screenplay is relative to the unnecessary and quite stupid sex scene in the restroom. The author could have built the tension between the characters without the need of exposing them to a ridiculous situation that gives no credibility to the plot. The open end with an ambiguous conclusion is a plus in the story. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Que Você Faria?" ("What Would You Do?")

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