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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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User Reviews:
Gripping, exciting, thought provoking, and all around brilliant! 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
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:How long will that smile last before it becomes a grimace?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Rewind This! (2013)See more »

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44 out of 47 people found the following review useful.
Gripping, exciting, thought provoking, and all around brilliant!, 10 July 2006
Author: Potty-Man from Israel

From the moment all the main characters are gathered inside the conference room, you know you're in for a rare treat. The first part plays out like a classic, Agatha Christie-like whodunit, where you know just as much as the rest of the characters, and are as qualified as they are to make your assumptions.

The rest of the movie is just as interactive. The method of restricting our point of view to that of the character's makes you as much a part of what's going on as they are. It almost feels like a reality TV show, where you get to be one of the judges.

From the get-go, the movie grips you. It doesn't waste any moment and delves straight into the drama. The actors all do such an excellent job that you can't take your eyes off the screen. The pacing is perfect - here is not a dull moment - and the film's structure is brilliant.

There is one particular recurring motif which first appears in the first few scenes - dividing the screen into thirds. See if you can find similar compositional arrangements in key moments and deduce their meaning. It is the kind of movie where every tiny element serves a purpose (symbollic or otherwise), and it will make you think. Don't get me wrong - you will enjoy the movie as pure entertainment. But those who wish to search for deeper meanings, commentary about human nature, subtle social critique etc. will be far from disappointed.

In my opinion, the movie was perfect in every way (reminding me of "12 Angry Men", one of my all time favorites). I can't urge you enough to go see it. It is one of the best movies of the year.

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