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The Exit Room (2013)

Imprisoned journalist Joseph Michaels faces a government execution during a future American Revolution.

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Todd Wiseman Jr.
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Credited cast:
Christopher Abbott ... Joseph
Ana Kayne ... Sarah
Dean Neistat ... Excecution Guard
Frantzy Orisma Frantzy Orisma ... Guard 2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Brett Azar ... Prison Guard
Leslie Batiste Leslie Batiste ... Prisoner
Maisha A.L. Dang Maisha A.L. Dang ... Prisoner
Rosemary Howard ... Mother
Darryle Jermaine Darryle Jermaine ... Prisoner
Kevin Michael Kennedy ... Guard 3
Avanna King Avanna King ... Civilian
Beverly Mian Beverly Mian ... Prisoner
Keith Milkie Keith Milkie ... Prison Guard
Mark O'Neal ... Building Guard
Robert Peterpaul ... Prisoner
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In a future America, citizens have finally remembered that the reason they are allowed to bear arms is to be able to take them up against those that would seek to oppress them or rob them of their liberty. As a result mass uprisings have begun and the Government has responded in kind. Any sort of rebellion, whether it be with arms or information, is struck down and it is one such striking that we see as we join a journalist held in prison, tortured and ultimately being processed for state execution. Written by bob the moo

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I Didn't Know This Was A Remake Till The Final Scene
22 April 2014 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

Sometimes , perhaps more frequently than I suggest , it helps that you go in to a film feature length or short knowing absolutely nothing about it whatsoever . I just read Bob's one line summary which was good enough for me and headed over to the short film website to watch THE EXIT ROOM . I never bother reading the write ups on the site since they subjectively praise the short no matter its qualities and often tend to read things in to that simply aren't there , which is the whole function of film criticism . After seeing the short I was somewhat surprised the write didn't name the source but that would have ruined the surprise at the end . I have seen the film adaptation of the story it's based on and instantly remembered it in the final scene of THE EXIT ROOM

This version gets off to an intriguing start . We're shown via a series of internet clips that America is waging a war - against itself and you're instantly reminded of Jihadists from Syria and Iraq . What is the cause of this conflict and the aims of the sides ? We're never told but you're grabbed by this scenario rather than frustrated which might have been a possibility . You also gets the impression there's an obvious comment being made on the war on terror . Apart from this there's not a massive amount of story but this is certainly deliberate because the story merely exists to set up the end . The longer the story goes on the more chance you have of feeling cheated when the ending is revealed . This is in effect an old story updated to a future scenario but one that is superiorly done


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