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Portal: No Escape (2011)

A woman, named Chell, wakes up in a testing facility with no memory of how she got there. The one thing on her mind, escape.

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Dan Trachtenberg
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Danielle Rayne ... Chell
Alex Albrecht ... Guard
Brad Arnold Brad Arnold ... Guard
James Logan James Logan ... Guard
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In a windowless and drab concrete cell, Chell, a young captive, is detained without recollection of who she is or how she ended up like this. Constantly monitored by her prison's camera, Chell spends her days exercising and planning her escape, however, without much hope. But then, unexpectedly, the determined woman will decipher the cell's secret and finally have a fighting chance. Can she escape? Written by Nick Riganas

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Satisfying short film
9 April 2015 | by estebangonzalez10See all my reviews

With an upcoming film starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead and John Goodman coming out in 2016, I decided to check out director Dan Trachtenberg's short, Portal: No Escape, which was based on a video game which I've never heard of. Fans of the video games will probably appreciate this film more, but it's still pretty simple to follow. A young woman awakens in a locked cellar (similar to the one in Oldboy) under heavy surveillance. She discovers a hidden weapon that will allow her to escape. I don't want to give away what exactly it is that the weapon does for those of us that aren't familiar with the video game. The woman is played by Danielle Rayne and there isn't any dialogue so it basically is a very physical performance. I could easily see Rayne as the next female Michelle Rodriguez faces off in the Fast and Furious franchise after eliminating Gina Carano and Ronda Rousey. Ryan delivers some fun scenes, while the short also benefits from some cool looking visual effects. The short is less than six minutes long, but it is an entertaining watch. I'm looking forward to Trachtenberg's upcoming film, Valencia, which seems to have a very interesting cast.


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23 August 2011 (USA) See more »

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Portal: Sin salida See more »

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