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A lift begins displaying some erratic behavior, like trapping some party goers and nearly suffocating them, and decapitating a security guard. Felix, the technician from the lift company, can't find anything wrong with the circuitry. When he and a nosy reporter begin asking questions of the lift company's electronics partner (Rising Sun Electronics) his boss puts him on a leave of absence. A subsequent visit to a professor leads them to believe that some evil experiments are being conducted with MICROCHIPS.Written by
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The office building Kronenstede where the lift is in, is still operational under this name to this very day. It houses a software firm. During the film, after the first incident with the lift, Felix gets a phone call, and mentions the house number 14: this is correct since the building is located on Prof. W.H. Keesomlaan 14, in Amstelveen. See more »
When the blind man walks to the elevator he tips his stick forward exactly to find the wall, like he is perfectly seeing when to do it. See more »
An engrossing urban thriller in one environment we can't avoid.
I agree with John Hartl's review about the quality of this movie. It could easily have been silly, but it definitely is not. The last part, with Felix lit only by his industrial hand lamp in the enemy's own domain, is completely engrossing. The - quite sparse - music is eerily effective and the photography very good, as are the performances. In the version I saw, the dubbing is well done and convincing. Another winner from the Netherlands. About time we high risers took the lift seriously!
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