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A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's become lured into a trap.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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David Norton
Lucía Jiménez ...
Silvia Mendez
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Frank Kovak
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Jane Graham (as Georgia MacKenzie)
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Jaume
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Kathy
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Isabel Abarraga ...
Judy
Jorge Aguado de Gabriel ...
Man with Umbilical Cord
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Lift Passenger
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CNW Announcer
Nina Bagusat ...
Hostess
Keith Bartlett ...
Admirer
Julio Bastida ...
Telecinco Announcer
Jorge Bosch ...
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Consulate Employee
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Storyline

A sci-fi writer (Hutton) is invited to an island for a conference, only to discover that he's become lured into a trap.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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You're trapped... and you don't even know it.


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Rated R for some violent and disturbing content, language and brief nudity | See all certifications »
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12 January 2007 (Spain)  »

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A Caixa Kovak  »

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Goofs

The amount of froth in David's bottle varies during his conversation with Silvia at the bar. See more »

Quotes

David: You said Jane didn't commit suicide.
Silvia: I know I did not jump through this window, but I don't know what really happened.
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References Nanook of the North (1922) See more »

Soundtracks

Gloomy Sunday
(Original Title: Szomorú Vasárnap)
Music by Rezsö Seress
Lyrics by László Jávor
English Lyrics by Sam Lewis (as Sam M. Lewis)
Performed by Billie Holiday, Teddy Wilson, Al Casey, J.C. Heard, Emmet Berry,
John Williams, Hymie Schertzer, Babe Russin and Jimmy Hamilton
Courtesy of Sony BMG Music Entertainment España
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Science and Fiction
29 September 2006 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

Usually, people write summaries of the story, but I won't. The plot summary on the movie page is good enough. :) It's important not to give away the story to get the most out of this film.

I really liked the movie. It was extremely well put together with a tight script. It had nice photography and a great score. The story is engrossing and you connect with the characters and I found myself unable to second guess them very much (something that is a constant problem in present day Hollywood productions, it is far to easy to think up easy solutions to their predicaments that they so conveniently miss just so that the story can continue).

I saw the movie at the Fantastisk Filmfestival (FFF) here i Lund, Sweden, today (a few hours ago). The director was present at the screening (apparently the third screening worldwide and the movie will have a wider release early next year) and I had a chance to talk to him. We talked about his inspirations for the movie (9/11 among other things, but not in any way that you really can understand from seeing the film), the progress of science into fiction and vice versa and the fact that he had set out to make a "Hitchcockean" movie (something I think he managed, albeit I must admit that I'm embarrassingly lacking in knowledge of Hitchkock's works, I found "The Birds" quite unwatchable for example).

Either way, I highly recommend this movie to anyone who likes mysteries and a good thriller.


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