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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Tommy
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Francesca
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Boy in Yellow Boots
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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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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

At 12:20 when the motorcycle pulls up, the boom operator, boom mic, & crew are visible in the chrome on the back of the cycle's mirror. 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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References Lord of the Flies (1963) See more »

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rises above the unoriginal elevator premise
13 May 2009 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

some people apparently just want to bash some relative unknowns for personal reasons, others want to bash famous people, neither give work a fair viewing. I read the first comments, wonder if his screenplays have been roundly rejected, or what his ax to grind is.

the movie's use of flash backs was quite good, the casting was superb visually, beautiful women. the editing was economical. Itd successfully created an entire world. the photography was great. the acting was superb. every moment believable with tumultuous emotional inner lives. it's sleeper worth seeing. I cannot comment on the script versus the finished film. But he took a tired concept and made it work most excellently.


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