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Exam (2009)

Not Rated | | Horror, Mystery, Thriller | 17 June 2010 (Hong Kong)
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Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.

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Stuart Hazeldine

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Stuart Hazeldine, Simon Garrity (story) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Adar Beck ... Dark
Gemma Chan ... Chinese Girl
Nathalie Cox ... Blonde
John Lloyd Fillingham ... Deaf
Chukwudi Iwuji ... Black (as Chuk Iwuji)
Pollyanna McIntosh ... Brunette
Luke Mably ... White
Jimi Mistry ... Brown
Colin Salmon ... The Invigilator
Chris Carey Chris Carey ... The Guard
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Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, an Invigilator gives them eighty minutes to answer one simple question. He outlines three rules they must obey or be disqualified: don't talk to him or the armed guard by the door, don't spoil their papers and don't leave the room. He starts the clock and leaves. The candidates turn over their question papers, only to find they're completely blank. After the initial confusion has subsided, one frustrated candidate writes 'I believe I deserve...,' and is promptly ejected for spoiling. The remaining candidates soon figure out they're permitted to talk to each other, and they agree to cooperate in order to figure out the question: then they can compete to answer it. At first they suspect the question may be hidden in their papers like a security marker in a credit card, and they figure out ways to change their environment to expose ... Written by Stuart Hazeldine

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80 minutes - 8 candidates - 1 answer - no question See more »


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English | French | Cantonese

Release Date:

17 June 2010 (Hong Kong) See more »

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Ispit See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color | Black and White (flashbacks)

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2.35 : 1
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The entire movie takes place in a single room See more »

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(at around 46 mins) When black says lights off for the first time, the lights are switched off. Before going off the lights are red and When brown says lights on the lights are on again but they are blue this time. See more »

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[first lines]
Brunette: I want this. I do. I want it.
Black: [grasping his pendant cross] I can do all things. *All* things.
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Good effort but loses it's way
5 April 2013 | by MattyGibbsSee all my reviews

This is a low budget but pretty ingenious thriller that unfortunately doesn't quite pay off at the end.

8 candidates are at the last hurdle of an application process and find themselves setting an unusual exam whereby one candidate will get the job. The film is set up nicely as you get to know each of the candidates. Most of them are pretty unlikeable and based on caricatures, in fact it is like watching an episode of The Apprentice at times.

The acting is mostly just adequate though I thought Chukwudi Iwuji as Black was excellent.

The film keeps you watching as you try and second guess the outcome but the ending is pretty disappointing. A more worthy ending to an intriguing film would have meant this rated much higher. However this is worth a watch and it deserves some credit for trying something different.


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