In a massive, mysterious chamber, fifty strangers awaken to find themselves trapped with no memory of how they got there. Every two minutes, one of them must die... Executed by an electrical pulse generated from a source within the chamber. At first the attacks seem random, but, soon the strangers realize that they, as a group, have the power to decide who will be the next to be killed: by the power of the vote. Mob mentality at its finest hour. A chance to control the machine. How will they choose who deserves to die? What happens when there's only one person left? "Circle" is a film about humanity. How we value one another and how people react when they are forced to make decisions under the worst possible circumstances. It's a film that speaks to the very core of what makes us human - Who we are, what we believe and ultimately, the lengths we will go to in which to save ourselves.
Fifty strangers held captive are forced to choose one person among them to survive execution.
Did You Know?
Eric has plenty of opportunities throughout the film for his plans to go awry. There are several rounds where he could have been selected randomly. He lucks out that the pragmatists' faction falls apart with the unexpected sacrifice of one of their members. His final plan would also have been ruined if the Little Girl didn't wait until the very last second for her heroic sacrifice. See more
The Mexican man does not speak or understand English. Then they make up the plan that everyone should vote for the person to their right side. They even do this twice, after stressing how important it is that everyone does the same thing. But the Mexican man could never have understood that. See more
In here we can't trust anyone.
We should know that by now.