DIRECTED BY - Vincenzo Natali
IndiePix Price: $10.95
RUNTIME - 90 minutes
RATING - Not Rated
YEAR - 1998
FORMAT - DVD Region 1
Six ordinary people (student, ex-con, engineer, social worker, cop, mentally handicapped) are trapped in a maze of interlocking cubes with no apparent way out. They have no recollection of how they got there or why they were chosen. They have no food or water and upon further investigation discover some of the rooms are booby trapped with creative devices of destruction. After the initial panic, they come to realize that each person possesses a unique ability which may aid in their safe navigation through the rooms and a possible escape. Can they overcome personal conflict and work together? Interesting set design, moody lighting, and creative computer generated imagery add to the claustrophobic feeling of Vincenzo Natali's film, which was a hit at several festivals in 1997.
"...Surprisingly gripping, in the best TWILIGHT ZONE tradition....The ensemble cast does an outstanding job..."
- Anita Gates, New York Times
"...Highly ambitious and cerebral....The film gradually pulls you into its claustrophobic spell and becomes acutely suspenseful..."
- Kevin Thomas, Los Angeles Times