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Fermat's Room (2007)

La habitación de Fermat (original title)
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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 ... See full summary »
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Cast

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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 ...
Girl
Cesc Cornet ...
Boy
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Boy
Adam Nached ...
Boy
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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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 »

Goofs

The riddle about three daughters's ages has multiple solutions (assuming that age differential of one year is allowed and that piano lessons can start early in life): 4-3-3 and 6-3-2 in addition to the stated 9-2-2. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Galois: Do you know what prime numbers are? Because if you don't, you should just leave now.
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Crazy Credits

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 MacGyver (1985) See more »

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Preludio en Si menor BWV 855
Composed by Johann Sebastian Bach (as J. S. Bach). Score by A. Siloti
Performed by Federico Jusid
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If These Walls Could Stalk...
30 November 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Fermat's Room is a welcome Spanish thriller that takes the tried and true Saw/Cube formula and adds some actual intrigue and a little bit of wit to the proceedings. With a slow and steady build to an ending that ties everything up in a rather satisfying way, you'll be asking yourself "why can't most thrillers make this much sense?" Fermat's Room is not original but it puts an interesting and well-written spin on tired plot points and movie gimmicks. Directors Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Sopena have a good sense of space and depth when it comes to shooting in the room itself and the tension and pacing will have you staring at the screen with anticipation. Do yourself a favor and check out Fermat's Room; it just might cleanse your palette of all the junk films floating out there lately.


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