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(2010)

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Ryan Reynolds is the only person we see in the flesh. All of the other performances are either voiceovers or recorded on his cell phone. The whole film is shot from the interior of the coffin. We never see the outside world. The film never repeats a single shot. These all make Buried (2010) one of the most minimalist films ever made.
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Ryan Reynolds states that he suffered from claustrophobia towards the end of filming (much like the character he is playing). This was mainly due to the fact the coffin he was in was gradually filled with more and more sand as filming went on. He describes the last day of shooting as "unlike anything I experienced in my life, and I never ever want to experience that again."
Ryan Reynolds was the first and only choice to play Paul Conroy.
Shot in sequence.
When Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds) opens up the note his kidnapper wants him to read on video, the first line says "The date is 23 October." This is Ryan Reynolds' actual birthday.
Shot in 17 days in a Barcelona studio.
Samantha Mathis, who plays Paul Conroy's wife, previously starred in a film where she is buried alive, called 83 Hours 'Til Dawn (1990).
Seven coffins were used in the movie.
The phone number of the Chicago FBI field office mentioned in the movie is the number of the office in real life..
Alfred Hitchcock films Rope (1948) and Lifeboat (1944) were an inspiration on Rodrigo Cortés when making Buried (2010).
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

Ryan Reynolds was, just for a moment, actually buried in the shooting of the film's climactic moments. The production crew had a team of paramedics waiting on standby.

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