Saturday, 15 January 2011


"Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, where an armed guard keeps watch, they are given 80 minutes to answer one simple question. Turning the question paper over, they soon discover that there is no question and the clock is ticking...

Sounds dull, even after receiving three rules they must abide by or they will be disqualified: They can't speak to the invigilator or the guard, they must not spoil their papers and they shouldn't leave the room. They can, however, get wet and probably eat after midnight, which would make the premise a whole lot more interesting, but surprisingly the film is so gripping it doesn't require gremlins to make it any more tense.

With some cracking performances (Luke Mably a real find) and neat twists, this BAFTA Film Award Nominee is a smart low-budget thriller that derverves more plaudits. Sure, the ending disappoints slightly, but only in its need to explain everything (a few unanswered questions to discuss down the pub would've been nice). Never has a job interview been so much fun."

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