Fermat's Room

Fermat's Room
  • 2008
  • Spain
  • 1h 28min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña
  • Written by: Luis Piedrahita, Rodrigo Sopeña
  • Cast: Alejo Sauras, Elena Ballesteros, Lluís Homar, Santi Millán, Federico Luppi

Four maths geniuses are summoned to a remote location by a mysterious puzzle master who has named himself after the 17th century French number theorist Pierre de Fermat and promises to challenge his guests with a great enigma. Gathered in a sumptuous lounge, the four strangers discover to their horror they have been locked inside a death trap. Imaginatively conceived and smartly executed, this makes for enormously enjoyable viewing.

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Fermat's Room (La Habitacion de Fermat)

28 May 20094 stars

Spanish filmmakers are cornering the market in intriguing, ingenious thrillers. Following on from the chronology-warping comic thriller Timecrimes (released on DVD only in Scotland) this murderous mathematical mystery arrives to confound and delight.

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