A member of the public is given a second chance at life when mentalist Derren Brown makes him realize how important life is by tricking him into believing that a meteor has hit the earth and is now populated by zombies.
In the first programme, Derren sets up a fake pharmaceutical company which claims to have developed a drug named 'Rumyodin', with the ability to inhibit fear. In the second, Derren looks at the psychology of religious belief.
In The System, Derren Brown amazes us by being able to correctly predict the winner of horse races every time. Derren persuades a woman to place increasingly large bets with her own savings based on his picks.
Just like Derren Brown's The Push (AKA Pushed to the Edge), this short film left me and my friends on the edge of our seats, hands shaking in anticipation. But where The Push left us with questions of morality, Sacrifice replaced that with genuine tugs at our heartstrings. In hindsight, I can see where other reviewers may believe that the events were contrived or fake, but this was indistinguishable while watching the film. Taking everything at face value, I was very impressed with the show and would recommend it to most people.
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