Release Date: 1997
Directed by Vincenzo Natali
Written by Andrew Bijelic, Vincenzo Natali, Graeme Manson
Starring Nicole de Boer, Nicky Guadagni, David Hewlett, Andrew Miller, Julian Richings, Wayne Robson, and Maurice Dean Wint
"Without remembering how they got there, several strangers awaken in a prison of cubic cells, some of them booby-trapped. There’s onetime cop Quentin (Maurice Dean Wint), scientist Holloway (Nicky Guadagni), young math genius Leaven (Nicole de Boer), master of escapes Rennes (Wayne Robson), autistic savant Kazan (Andrew Miller) and architect Worth (David Hewlett), who might have more information on the maze than he lets on. The prisoners must use their combined skills if they are to escape."
This underrated mindbender is back on Netflix, so anyone ho hasn’t seen it should really give it a go. The simple story focuses on a group of strangers working together to escape some kind of strange structure they’re all trapped in, with cube-shaped rooms full of booby traps in each one. The characters are just as clueless as the viewers about what’s going on, and even once the credits are rolling, you still may be trying to figure things out. Two sequels would later follow, but he first film is by far the best.
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