A group of people are involuntarily thrown together in a deadly labyrinth. They discover that each hold a key to unlocking the maze as a mathematical formula for escape begins to reveal itself. Their survival is threatened as they begin to turn on one another.
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I don't know why I keep doing this to myself. I think, in some way, I like to watch bad movies. About the actors, the cop guy... DIE YOU FUCKED. The character who sucked the least was the old guy and you know what happens to him...
A nice idea. That seems to draw inspiration from Borges' Library of Babel. But to make it work it needed storytelling, meaning, a sense of mystery, something to keep it going. And that doesn't happen. A story that starts so mysteriously develops as pointless and gray as a poor stuck-in-an-elevator movie. It still is interesting to find out that it was a first feature movie and that Natali was 28 at the time.
Like a proto-"Saw" with more intellectual ambitions. Whether it achieves those ambitions is largely debatable. The characters are stock, some acting is goofy, and some plot discrepancies are evident. But the film is mostly good and does touch on some interesting themes, even if not to as deep of an extent as you would like. The filming is very well done and looks much better than its budget would suggest.