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Fermat's Room (2007)

La habitación de Fermat (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 16 November 2007 (Spain)
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4 mathematicians are invited to solve an enigma. Once there, they're locked in a mechanically shrinking room and given 1 minute to solve each puzzle via cellphone while also figuring out why they're there.
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejo Sauras ... Galois
Elena Ballesteros Elena Ballesteros ... Oliva
Lluís Homar ... Hilbert
Santi Millán ... Pascal
Federico Luppi ... Fermat
Ariadna Cabrol ... Girl
San Yélamos San Yélamos ... Girl
Alicia Fernández ... Girl
Cesc Cornet Cesc Cornet ... Boy
Juanma Falcón Juanma Falcón ... Boy
Adam Nached Adam Nached ... Boy
Josep Minguell Josep Minguell ... Doctor
Helena Carrión Helena Carrión ... Librarian
Maria Piedrahita Maria Piedrahita ... Fermat's Daughter
Víctor Benjumea Víctor Benjumea ... Gas Station Attendant
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Storyline

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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Taglines:

Piensa o muere (Think or die) See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sala de Fermat See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

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$1,028,290
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Dolby Digital

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Color
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Trivia

When the group is in the boat on the lake, Hilbert mentions the classic riddle about the farmer and the cabbage, sheep, and wolf. It is the exact same style of riddles and logical thinking conundrums the group is given once inside the room. A subtle indication that he is the perpetrator. See more »

Goofs

The black board they are using to solve the problems is still showing the boxes of sweets they drew from a previous problem after they drew on it again to solve the problem related to the switches. 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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Referenced in Nine Dead (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Experimentos con gaseosa
Composed by J
Performed by Los Planetas
2003 BMG Music Spain, S.A.
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An intelligent thriller.
23 August 2010 | by kevin_crightonSee all my reviews

Four mathematician's are invited to a home, to discuss ideas. Once there they soon discover that it's a trap, where they have to solve problems, while the walls slowly close in on them...

On paper, this film sounds like an intelligent version of Saw. And there are slight similarities, but it's a much cleverer film. The plot is well thought out, as it keeps you guessing on who is behind it all. The film is very well acted by the cast, and the writers and directors Luis Piedrahita and Rodrigo Soperia keep the tension through out. The set design of the single room is impressive as the clever use of camera angles to add to the building tension as the room gets smaller.

Despite being a film where they use a lot of problems so it relies on the brain more than brawn, the problems themselves aren't overly complicated, and are easy to understand.

If there is a slight let-down, I thought the ending isn't as clever as the rest of the film, but despite this I really enjoyed the film and would recommend it.


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