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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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Perfect psychologically intense examination of the job application process See more (34 total) »

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

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
María Guerra .... script supervisor
François Vila .... press agent
 

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  • El Igloo  post-production (editing facilities)

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:
Fernando:I learned long ago that you lose the battle on your own.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Perfect psychologically intense examination of the job application process, 7 August 2006
Author: Disk-Breaker

This is one of the best films I've seen all year! If you've ever been to a job interview with multiple applicants or even to one of those assessment centres big companies have you will recognize a lot of things in this movie.

"The Method" starts off with an engaging split-screen title sequence reminiscent of the TV series 24 which introduces the characters and the events around them: The story takes place on the day of the annual IMF & World Bank meetings and a huge anti-globalization protest is mounting that is threatening to shut down the city. This however belies what will follow in the next two hours.

Seven applicants for an executive position at a large company are more or less locked up inside a room and put through a novel mysterious selection process called "The Grönholm Method" which is supposed to determine the one applicant who is most fit for the job. The limited setting of the movie works perfectly and allows the audience to concentrate on and engage with the characters and the clever dialogue. Adapted from a theatre play the script takes the characters through little insidious games aimed at eliminating one applicant after the other. The movie quickly gets into a state of heightened reality, amping up the tension as everything gets more and more psychologically violent. Without giving anything away all I can say is that there's no backing down, it gets pretty hardcore and you can expect quite a few twists! After a particularly intense round in The Grönholm Method the audience is suddenly assaulted by the sound of the violent riots going on in the streets below while the camera remains focused on the actors. This moment is pure Haneke and through the contrast of non-diegetic sound perfectly illustrates the violence behind the ruthless shoot-first-or-be-shot modern day job world.

Watching this movie carefully while giving it your full attention pays off since the plot twists are carefully build up and you can have a lot of fun and gratification in correctly predicting them. Also, if you're a cynical bastard like me, you will find a lot of laughs in the dialogue.

Highly recommended!

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