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Exam -- Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, where an armed guard keeps watch, they are given 80 minutes to answer one simple question. [edit]
Exam -- Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless
room, where an armed guard keeps watch, they are given 80 minutes to answer one simple question.

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Director:
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Release Date:
17 June 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »
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80 minutes - 8 candidates - 1 answer - no question See more »
Plot:
The final candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a test so simple and confusing that tension begins to unravel. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 win & 1 nomination See more »
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Stuart Hazeldine Finds The Shack
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User Reviews:
Suspenseful Use of the Storyline of "El método" (2005) Combined with the Violence and Tension of "Das Experiment" (2001) See more (99 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)
Adar Beck ... Dark

Gemma Chan ... Chinese Girl

Nathalie Cox ... Blonde

John Lloyd Fillingham ... Deaf
Chukwudi Iwuji ... Black (as Chuk Iwuji)

Pollyanna McIntosh ... Brunette

Luke Mably ... White

Jimi Mistry ... Brown

Colin Salmon ... The Invigilator
Chris Carey ... The Guard

Directed by
Stuart Hazeldine 
 
Writing credits
Stuart Hazeldine (written by)

Simon Garrity (story) &
Stuart Hazeldine (story)

Produced by
Stuart Hazeldine .... producer
Chris Jones .... associate producer
Gareth Unwin .... line producer
Gareth Unwin .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stephen Barton 
 
Cinematography by
Tim Wooster 
 
Film Editing by
Mark Talbot-Butler 
 
Casting by
Emma Style 
 
Production Design by
Patrick Bill 
 
Art Direction by
Jason Lee Etienne  (as Jason Etienne)
 
Costume Design by
Rebecca Gore 
 
Makeup Department
Rosie Broad .... assistant hair stylist
Rosie Broad .... assistant makeup artist
Nicola Burt .... assistant hair stylist (as Nicola 'Nikki' Burt)
Nicola Burt .... assistant makeup artist (as Nicola 'Nikki' Burt)
Gabriela Byrne .... assistant hair stylist
Gabriela Byrne .... assistant makeup artist
Tahira Herold .... hair designer
Tahira Herold .... makeup designer
Monica MacDonald .... hair stylist
Monica MacDonald .... makeup artist
Pascale Recher .... assistant hair stylist
Pascale Recher .... assistant makeup artist
Sophia Talbot .... assistant hair stylist
Sophia Talbot .... assistant makeup artist
 
Production Management
Sara Janasz .... post-production supervisor
Hannah Judah .... unit production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Miles Blayden-Ryall .... third assistant director
Jordan Kotras .... second assistant director
Gareth Unwin .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Nick Ainsworth .... pre-visualization
Darren Flindall .... set builder (as Darren Findall)
Oliver Goss .... set builder (as Oli Goss)
Ian Hammond .... construction manager
Diogenis Kyriadis .... construction assistant (as Diogenis Kyriandis)
Alex Macaulay .... stand-by construction
Tony Morris .... carpenter
John Price .... carpenter
Rebecca Rainford .... art department assistant (as Beck Rainford)
Jacques Raymond .... carpenter
Alice Ridley .... art department assistant
Peter Santi .... set builder
Rebecca Rainford .... set dresser (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Tim Alban .... foley editor: Clarity Post
Tim Alban .... foley recordist: Clarity Post
Ronald Bailey .... sound mixer
Christian Bourne .... boom operator
Adam Davidson .... adr recordist: Clarity Post
Jack Gillies .... supervising sound editor: Clarity Post
Ishmael Harris .... boom operator
Jethro Hegarty .... boom operator (as Jethro Hegarthy)
James Hynes .... boom operator
George Kidson .... sound mixer
Mathew Knights .... adr recordist: Clarity Post (as Matt Knights)
Chris Treble .... sound re-recording mixer
Chris Sturmer .... dolby sound consultant (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Laurence Harvey .... physical special effects (as Lawrence Harvey)
Scott Peters .... special effects supervisor
Scott Peters .... physical special effects
Alex Macaulay .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Stuart Arrowsmith .... digital matte artist
Tim Baxter .... visual effects producer: Fugitive Studios
Janice Body .... digital cleanup: Deluxe Digital London (as Jan Body)
Soren Bonke .... digital artist: Fugitive Studios
Kate Chadderton .... stills photographer
Simon Dowling .... main titles
Helen Feasey .... visual effects concept artist
Jason Griffin .... main titles
John G. Lashley .... digital artist: Fugitive Studios
Stuart Pitcher .... lead digital artist: Fugitive Studios
Bob Roach .... scanner: Deluxe Digital London
Russ Wharton .... visual effects supervisor
Sonny Wharton .... digital paint/rotoscope artist
 
Stunts
Rod Woodruff .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Attwell .... camera operator: "b" camera
John Attwell .... director of photography: second unit
Chris Bailey .... practical electrician (as Christopher Bailey)
Francisco Bayona .... rushes runner (as Francisco 'Paco' Bayona)
Francisco Bayona .... video playback operator (as Francisco 'Paco' Bayona)
Sean Connor .... camera operator: "a" camera
Richard Copeman .... focus puller: "b" camera
Andy Edridge .... grip: "b" camera
Rob Gilmour .... additional clapper loader
Simon Heck .... focus puller: "a" camera
Kate Higgs .... additional focus puller: "b" camera
Tim Hyson .... clapper loader: "a" camera
Wayne King .... gaffer
Sally Low .... additional focus puller (as Sally Lowe)
Mark Nutkins .... additional focus puller: "b" camera
James Ray .... grip: "a" camera
Ang Richards .... clapper loader: "b" camera
Adam Samuelson .... crane operator
Hilda Sealy .... additional focus puller: "a" camera
Basil Smith .... focus puller: "a" camera
Fran Weston .... additional focus puller: "a" camera
Victoria Hanna .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Katharine Higgs .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Corinne Bibby .... costume supervisor
Silvia Fantini .... junior costume assistant
Jules Goldsmith .... costume assistant (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Zishaan Ajmal .... data operator: Deluxe Digital London
Marcus Alexander .... digital intermediate producer: Deluxe Digital London
Bradley Bayliss .... data operator: Deluxe Digital London
Dales Bulleid .... data operator: Deluxe Digital London
Jonathan Dixon .... post-production staff: Deluxe Digital London
Simon 'Spike' Duke .... videotape supervisor: Deluxe Digital London
Tanya Harrison .... first assistant editor
Élodie Ichter .... digital intermediate editor: Deluxe Digital
Adam Inglis .... colorist: Deluxe Digital London
Donna Smith .... post-production staff: Deluxe Digital London
Faye Walkington .... data operator: Deluxe Digital London
Nuala Sheridan .... colorist: dailies (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Colette Barber .... studio manager
Peter Cobbin .... score mixer
Matthew Cracknell .... composer: additional music
Lewis Jones .... scoring assistant
Kevin Blumenfeld .... additional music programmer (uncredited)
Harry Gregson-Williams .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
James S. Levine .... composer: stock music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Tejinder Bansal .... floor runner
Miles Blayden-Ryall .... floor runner
Heather Cadden .... floor runner
Daniela Campos Little .... floor runner (as Daniela Campos-Little)
Jo Jo Ellison .... assistant to producer (as Jojo Ellison)
Tim Gardner .... production accountant: Hazeldine Films
Harry Hayes .... floor runner
Pippa Higgins .... production coordinator
Marzenna Hiles .... script supervisor
Libby Hill .... production coordinator
Lisa Jones .... production accountant: Bedlam Productions
Henry Keep .... floor runner
Rowena Ladbury .... script supervisor
Martina O'Boyle .... daily production coordinator
Devan Ravat .... floor runner
Sarah Simmons .... dialogue coach
Sasha Stefanova .... making-of director
Chris Thain .... floor runner
Rob Ward .... floor runner
Toby Williams-Ellis .... floor runner
 
Thanks
Nigel Barker .... the producers wish to thank
Sacha Bennett .... the producers and director wish to thank
Rick Genow .... the producers wish to thank
Anne Pamphillon .... special thanks
Alissa Phillips .... the producers and director wish to thank
Lucinda Prain .... the producers and director wish to thank
Daniel Shepherd .... the producers and director wish to thank (as Dan Shepherd)
Jonathan Taylor .... special thanks
Ian Truitner .... the producers and director wish to thank
 

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101 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Goofs:
Factual errors: If the paper had in fact been photo paper the white lights in the room during the previous 20+ minutes would have ruined the image anyway.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Brunette:I want this. I do. I want it.
Black:[grasping his pendant cross] I can do all things. *All* things.
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Movie Connections:
Remake of The Method (2005)See more »

FAQ

Are there any questions?
How Were They Supposed to Answer?
Who gets disqualified and why?
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Suspenseful Use of the Storyline of "El método" (2005) Combined with the Violence and Tension of "Das Experiment" (2001), 11 April 2014
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In a near future, eight candidates are in the final stage for the position of CEO's assistant in a pharmaceutical corporation. They are locked in a room and the invigilator tells them that they have eighty minutes to answer one question only. He explains that in the lawless space there are only three rules to be followed otherwise they would be disqualified: they should talk neither to him nor to the armed guard; they should not spoil their piece of paper; and they should not leave the room. He starts the chronometer and leaves the room. Then the candidates discover that they have a blank piece of paper with their numbers only. One woman starts writing on the paper and is removed from the room for spoiling the paper. The other candidates figure out that they are allowed to talk to each other and they need teamwork to discover the questions. As far as the time runs out, the tension increases.

"Exam" is a low-budget movie with an intriguing psychological thriller and great direction and performances. The suspenseful story uses of the storyline of "El método" (2005) combined with the violence and tension of "Das Experiment" (2001). However it fails for not providing the big picture of this society with infected people and why the group wishes so bad the position in the corporation. My vote is seven.

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