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La habitación de Fermat (2007)

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Galois
Elena Ballesteros ...
Oliva
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Hilbert
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Pascal
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Fermat
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Girl
San Yélamos ...
Girl
Alicia Fernández ...
Girl
Cesc Cornet ...
Boy
Juanma Falcón ...
Boy
Adam Nached ...
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Josep Minguell ...
Doctor
Helena Carrión ...
Librarian
Maria Piedrahita ...
Fermat's Daughter
Víctor Benjumea ...
Gas Station Attendant
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Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them. Written by Luis Piedrahita & Rodrigo Sopeña

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A Sala de Fermat  »

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The red wallpaper pattern and the interface of the PDA resemble the layout of the room when seen from overhead, the same as the diagram drawn on the blackboard to figure out how to put the shelves together. See more »

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The black board they are using to solve the problems is still showing the boxes of sweets they drew from a previous problem after they drew on it again to solve the problem related to the switches. See more »

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Galois: Do you know what prime numbers are? Because if you don't, you should just leave now.
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During the end credits, all accents are added later than the text appears. The character Hilbert is seen doing that continuously during the movie. See more »

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References Lost (2004) See more »

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Te mereces una corona de estrellas (romeras)
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Performed by Los Planetas
2007 BMG Music Spain, S.A.
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Intriguing Premise, Disappointing Resolution
22 February 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

After resolving a test with a sequence of numbers, four mathematicians are challenged by a mysterious man called Fermat (Federico Luppi) to meet in an isolated place to resolve the greatest enigma ever. Each one receives a code name - Hilbert (Lluís Homar), Pascal (Santi Millán ), Galois (Alejo Sauras) and Oliva (Elena Ballesteros) - and heads to a barn in an island. Inside the barn, they find a comfortable room, and sooner their host arrives. They have dinner together and Fermat receives a phone call from the hospital where his daughter in interned in coma. He asks to leave the place for one hour; however, after his departure, the quartet finds that they are locked up in the room. They receive a phone call with a mathematical riddle, giving one minute to their reply; sooner they find that if they do not answer to the questions, the walls move and room shrinks pressed by four Poseidon hydraulic presses. While responding the questions, they try to find the motives why they have been gathered together to be killed.

"La Habitación de Fermat" is another variation of "Cube", with an intriguing premise and a disappointing resolution. The beginning is original, and the suspenseful story works very well until the moment that the identity and motives of the insane murdered are disclosed. Then the plot turns to ridiculous, too complicated for an issue between two men. Would be necessary such expensive and complicated scheme to eliminate a competitor? Further, the fate of Fermat and the policeman is silly and the black humor of the joke with the security belt does not work. My vote is six.

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