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La habitación de Fermat (2007)

Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 16 November 2007 (Spain)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Galois
Elena Ballesteros ... Oliva
... Hilbert
... Pascal
... Fermat
... Girl
San Yélamos ... Girl
Alicia Fernández ... Girl
Cesc Cornet ... Boy
Juanma Falcón ... Boy
Adam Nached ... Boy
Josep Minguell ... Doctor
Helena Carrión ... Librarian
Maria Piedrahita ... Fermat's Daughter
Víctor Benjumea ... Gas Station Attendant
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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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Luis Piedrahita: When they're putting the bookcases on the floor and filling them with the books, you can see a green book written by the director with him on the cover. See more »

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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 »

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Galois: Do you know what prime numbers are? Because if you don't, you should just leave now.
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Performed by Los Planetas
2003 BMG Music Spain, S.A.
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Has Interesting Moments, but Falls Considerably Short of Its Potential
31 July 2016 | by See all my reviews

........ ... .......... ........... ............ ......... ..from Pasto,Colombia...Via: L.A. CA., CALI, COLOMBIA...and ORLANDO, FL

Fermat's Room is a Psychological Mystery/Thriller offering from Spain that gets off to a very sure-footed start and seemed to hold out the promise of a very fast-paced and taut film. The story line itself is entertaining enough, but the characters never really flagged my interest. Basically, the chemistry was lacking!

FERMAT certainly did have its moments, but fell considerably short of its potential. It really grabbed me from the opening credits, although hours later a little cerebral ricocheting had me recalling other films that had similar opening credit scenes. Unfortunately, no titles come to mind. If you watch it, let me know if your memory serves you better than mine! Its not often you see a film that is both Co-Directed AND Co-Written by 2 young men (both 30 at the time) from different small towns in Spain.

Luis Piedrahita, who gets top-billing both as Co-Director and Co-Writer, is a real Renaissance man. IMDb lists him as a Writer, Director, Actor, Comedian and award-winning Magician, of all things! Ah, and therein lies the rub! Like its #1 Co-Director, FERMAT is just TOO busy, trying to pack in too much, too quickly, in its 85 minutes! At times, it wants to go in 5 different directions all at once!

To save themselves, four Math prodigies are forced to solve a slew of math problems/riddles. Another reviewer mentioned the problems shift gradually from left(logic) to right (intuitive) brain function...Yes, that's right, but I didn't really get it during the film...and I'm still in higher Math overload! Of course, when it comes to Math, I make Forrest Gump look like Stephen Hawkins!

FERMAT needed another 20 minutes for more character development and to re- work its pace so that viewers could better absorb more of what's going on without feeling so stressed and lost. I liked the name of the boat. Did you catch it?...Pythagoras!

6*.....ENJOY/DISFRUTELA!

Any comments, questions or observations, in English o en Español, are most welcome!....


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