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"La habitación de Fermat" (original title)

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Galois
Elena Ballesteros ...
Oliva
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Hilbert
Santi Millán ...
Pascal
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Fermat
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Girl
San Yélamos ...
Girl
Alicia Fernández ...
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Cesc Cornet ...
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Juanma Falcón ...
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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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When working on the puzzle that revolves around two guards where one always lies and one always tells the truth, Oliva remarks that she remembers this from a movie. She's referring to the movie Labyrinth (1986) in which the character Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) had to solve the same problem. See more »

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In the movie it is said that Évariste Galois died at 22. In fact, Évariste Galois died when he was only 20 years old. 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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Has Interesting Moments, but Falls Considerably Short of Its Potential
12 February 2015 | by (Pasto, Colombia) – See all my reviews

Fermat's Room is a Psychological Mystery/Thriller offering from Spain that gets off to a very sure-footed start and seemed to hold out the promise of a very fast-paced and taut film. The storyline itself is entertaining enough, but the characters never really flagged my interest. Basically, the chemistry was lacking!

FERMAT certainly did have its moments, but fell considerably short of its potential. It really grabbed me from the opening credits, although hours later a little cerebral ricocheting had me recalling other films that had similar opening credit scenes. Unfortunately, no titles come to mind. If you watch it, let me know if your memory serves you better than mine!

Its not often you see a film that is both Co-Directed AND Co-Written by 2 young men (both 30 at the time) from different small towns in Spain. Luis Piedrahita, who gets top-billing both as Co-Director and Co-Writer, is a real Renaissance man. IMDb lists him as a Writer, Director, Actor, Comedian and award-winning Magician, of all things!

Ah, and therein lies the rub! Like its #1 Co-Director, FERMAT is just TOO busy, trying to pack in too much, too quickly, in its 85 minutes! At times, it wants to go in 5 different directions all at once!

To save themselves, four Math prodigies are forced to solve a slew of math problems/riddles. Another reviewer mentioned the problems shift gradually from left(logic) to right (intuitive) brain function...Yes, that's right, but I didn't really get it during the film...and I'm still in higher Math overload! Of course, when it comes to Math, I make Forrest Gump look like Stephen Hawkings!

FERMAT needed another 20 minutes for more character development and to re- work its pace so that viewers could better absorb more of what's going on without feeling so stressed and lost. I liked the name of the boat. Did you catch it?...Pythagaros! 6*.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!


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