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Blackout (IV) (2008)

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Three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped inside a stalled elevator. What at first seems like an inconvenience rapidly escalates into a nightmare.

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Claudia
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Karl
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Francesca
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Boy in Yellow Boots
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Karl's Wife
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Storyline

Three strangers are trapped inside an elevator in an empty apartment building during a blackout. The asthmatic Claudia is traumatized with the accident with her beloved grandmother due to a moment of distraction. Karl is a widow doctor that loves his daughter. Tommy is a young man that has just accidentally killed the violent father of his girlfriend Francesca while protecting her and is planning to runaway to Paris with her. The tension of group escalates to a nightmare when one of the strangers shows that is a psychopath and sadistic serial-killer. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Three strangers trapped. One killer dying to get out. See more »


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Rated R for sadistic bloody violence including a rape, nudity and language | See all certifications »

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29 May 2008 (Russia)  »

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Goofs

On Elizabeth's tombstone it says her last name is "Madox", but when we see her husband Karl in his car there's a closeup of his ID which says his last name is "Maddox". See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Karl: There is no chance. No destiny. No fate. There's only what you take from the world. And what the world takes from you.
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Nicely paced badly under-rated thriller
4 September 2013 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of those movies you find by accident and are happy you decided to watch it despite it's low rating - proving once again that IMDb ratings are not very enlightening :)

Great acting all round, very well directed with a tight and tense plot that keeps you on the edge of your seat. It doesn't try to be too clever or delve into silly red herrings/plot twists (tho it does successfully muddy the waters for a while - but that is integral to the plot). I liked the camera work and the fact that it wasn't all shot in the dark so you could see the characters expressions etc. The darkness kicked in when the plot became darker. Nice effect. I also liked the score as it added depth to the tense moments and the director used the setting expertly to develop a sense of claustrophobia.

Ignore the bad reviews (and the cheapish titles sequence which almost stopped me watching any further - luckily I decided to give it a bit more time). This is worth watching.


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