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The Method (2005)

El método (original title)
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7 Spanish top corporate job candidates are left in a room and informed on computer screens about their tasks and that one of them is an observer. Let the psyching begin.

Director:

Marcelo Piñeyro

Writers:

Jordi Galceran (play), Mateo Gil (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
10 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Eduardo Noriega ... Carlos de Aristegui Santos
Najwa Nimri ... Nieves
Eduard Fernández ... Fernando
Pablo Echarri ... Ricardo
Ernesto Alterio ... Enrique
Carmelo Gómez ... Julio
Adriana Ozores ... Ana
Natalia Verbeke ... Montse
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Storyline

During IMF & World Bank Summit and demonstrations which upset Madrid, like other capitals, major corporation Dekia holds interviews to recruit a top executive from seven applicants. Their doubts start when they have to sign a clause accepting the Grönholm method, which nobody ever heard of. It soon becomes clear the tests are dirty mind games, but never what is true and what the trick. They must guess who among them is the HR mole, and repeatedly eliminate one of their number from the procedure. Their priorities, ethics and loyalty are put trough stressing tests. Written by KGF Vissers

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Drama

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Official Sites:

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Country:

Argentina | Spain | Italy

Language:

Spanish | English | French

Release Date:

23 September 2005 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Madrid, Spain

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€404,201 (Spain), 25 September 2005, Limited Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,407, 8 July 2007, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,757, 13 July 2007
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Dolby Digital

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

When Julio ask others if they have the same message in their computer screens, they answer no. In the next take its clearly seen that the message appears in all computer screens. See more »

Quotes

Fernando: I learned long ago that you lose the battle on your own.
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Referenced in Rewind This! (2013) See more »

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A sadistic analysis of the contemporary business world.
26 September 2006 | by incitatus-orgSee all my reviews

Seven candidates show up at some multinational in Madrid, all of them in the last round of a recruitment process. While the city is immersed by anti-globalization protests on the streets down below, the candidates are turned on each other for the selection. A sadistic analysis of the contemporary business world, pushed just that little bit further to earn it the title of a satire.

The cruel game is played out in the confines of the office, with the candidates fending for themselves under the presumed watchful eye of the named, but anonymous, entity which is the corporation. The tension mounts quickly, as the strong characters clash head-on in their perfectly developed manipulative manners after their years in business life. An excellent cast plays clever but tough dialogues in scenes which are a little too close to reality for comfort. A clear message surfaces as the film comes to a close, leaving a sour aftertaste. Not an uplifting movie to watch, but ingeniously crafted. Bare in mind that you may want to lay in the sun after surviving this one.


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