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Breathing Room (2008)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 30 September 2008 (USA)
Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must ... See full summary »

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John Suits, Gabriel Cowan (co-director)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ailsa Marshall ... Fourteen (Tonya)
Michael McLafferty ... Eight (Lee) / Twelve Corpse
David Higlen ... Five (Harry)
Brad Culver ... Six
Kim Estes ... Ten (Henry)
Keith Foster Keith Foster ... Host / Other Room Participant
Stevens Gaston ... Thirteen
Austin Highsmith ... Eleven
Terri Marsteiner Terri Marsteiner ... Three
Jeff Atik ... One (Charlie)
Eve Sigall ... Four (Rothie)
Sara Tomko ... Nine
Bryce Gerlach Bryce Gerlach ... Two (Operator)
Steve Cembrinski Steve Cembrinski ... Zero (Robert) / Scientist
Brandon Stacy ... Two (New Room)
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Storyline

Thrown naked into a desolate room with thirteen strangers, Tonya discovers that she is the final contestant in a deadly game. Restrained by lethal electronic collars, the players must utilize hints and tools from a box marked "pieces" to find both an exit and the reason for their abduction. One by one the players are eliminated as their "curfew" begins and the lights go out. With each dead body comes another clue, which they use to discover that one of them is the killer. The question is ... which one? Written by Bryce

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Let the games begin See more »


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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 September 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Room to Breathe See more »

Filming Locations:

Azusa, California, USA See more »

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Budget:

$25,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Stereo | Stereo (original release)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Goofs

While Nine is washing her hands in the washroom before she receives her hint note regarding No. 5, a reflection of a cameraman is visible in the faucet fixture. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Fourteen: [crawling in the dark, distressed breathing, scream, falls naked into lit room]
Six: Shit! Now we're talkin'. I think she's the last one boss.
Eight: You're going to be okay. We'll get you some clothes.
Fourteen: What's going on?
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Concept is trite but the execution is good
4 July 2008 | by refdanSee all my reviews

The film begins with a naked woman entering a room of strangers with in a warehouse type of setting. The strangers approach her and begin asking questions about who she is and what does she know about why she is here and what it's all about. The rest of the film involves learning about each other and little more about the "puzzle" of why they are here.

The premise is that there is game being played with the characters' lives. There are rules. If you break the rules, you die.

The plot is simple, but the interactions of the "players" is what keeps it interesting. Each "player" is unique and may or may not have something to hide.

I found the story interesting, but contrived. Some of the characters were a bit over-the-top for my taste, but most of them conveyed the fear, anger, and despair quite convincingly. The end of the film was a disappointment to me for reasons I won't divulge here.

I credit the producers for developing a good character study with very little investment. Good cinema doesn't always have to cost millions.

If you like a bare bones type production about human behavior in stressful conditions, then I recommend this to you.


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