6.7/10
17,606
34 user 44 critic

Fermat's Room (2007)

La habitación de Fermat (original title)
Not Rated | | Mystery, Thriller | 16 November 2007 (Spain)
Trailer
0:56 | Trailer

On Disc

at Amazon

4 mathematicians are invited to solve an enigma. Once there, they're locked in a mechanically shrinking room and given 1 minute to solve each puzzle via cellphone while also figuring out why they're there.
Reviews
4 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

More Like This 

Exam (2009)
Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Eight candidates for a highly desirable corporate job are locked together in an exam room and given a final test with just one question. It seems simple yet confusing that soon, tensions begin to unravel.

Director: Stuart Hazeldine
Stars: Adar Beck, Gemma Chan, Nathalie Cox
The Method (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

7 Spanish top corporate job candidates are left in a room and informed on computer screens about their tasks and that one of them is an observer. Let the psyching begin.

Director: Marcelo Piñeyro
Stars: Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández
Nine Dead (2010)
Crime | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Nine strangers are kidnapped and forced to figure out the connection they have to each other as one has to die every ten minutes.

Director: Chris Shadley
Stars: Melissa Joan Hart, William Lee Scott, John Terry
Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Four individuals sign up for a psychological research study only to discover that they are now subjects of a brutal, classified government program.

Director: Jonathan Liebesman
Stars: Nick Cannon, Clea DuVall, Timothy Hutton
Timecrimes (2007)
Horror | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

A man accidentally gets into a time machine and travels back in time nearly an hour. Finding himself will be the first of a series of disasters of unforeseeable consequences.

Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Stars: Karra Elejalde, Candela Fernández, Bárbara Goenaga
House of 9 (2005)
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Nine strangers, with no apparent connection between them are abducted: drugged, kidnapped and sealed in a house together.

Director: Steven R. Monroe
Stars: Kelly Brook, Dennis Hopper, Hippolyte Girardot
Unknown (2006)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Five men wake up in a locked-down warehouse with no memory of who they are. They are forced to figure out who is good and who is bad to stay alive.

Director: Simon Brand
Stars: Jim Caviezel, Greg Kinnear, Bridget Moynahan
Cube (1997)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

6 complete strangers of widely varying personality characteristics are involuntarily placed in an endless maze containing deadly traps.

Director: Vincenzo Natali
Stars: Nicole de Boer, Maurice Dean Wint, David Hewlett
Circle II (2015)
Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Held captive and faced with their imminent executions, fifty strangers are forced to choose the one person among them who deserves to live.

Directors: Aaron Hann, Mario Miscione
Stars: Allegra Masters, Aimee McKay, Ashley Key
Triangle (2009)
Fantasy | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A group of friends suffer a yachting accident and take refuge on a cruise drifting on the open sea, but quickly realize they were better off on the upturned yacht

Director: Christopher Smith
Stars: Melissa George, Joshua McIvor, Jack Taylor
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alejo Sauras ... Galois
Elena Ballesteros Elena Ballesteros ... Oliva
Lluís Homar ... Hilbert
Santi Millán ... Pascal
Federico Luppi ... Fermat
Ariadna Cabrol ... Girl
San Yélamos San Yélamos ... Girl
Alicia Fernández ... Girl
Cesc Cornet Cesc Cornet ... Boy
Juanma Falcón Juanma Falcón ... Boy
Adam Nached Adam Nached ... Boy
Josep Minguell Josep Minguell ... Doctor
Helena Carrión Helena Carrión ... Librarian
Maria Piedrahita Maria Piedrahita ... Fermat's Daughter
Víctor Benjumea Víctor Benjumea ... Gas Station Attendant
Edit

Storyline

Four mathematicians who do not know each other are invited by a mysterious host on the pretext of resolving a great enigma. The room in which they find themselves turns out to be a shrinking room that will crush them if they do not discover in time what connects them all and why someone might wish to murder them. Written by Luis Piedrahita & Rodrigo Sopeña

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Think inside the box See more »

Genres:

Mystery | Thriller

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

View content advisory »
Edit

Details

Country:

Spain

Language:

Spanish

Release Date:

16 November 2007 (Spain) See more »

Also Known As:

A Sala de Fermat See more »

Filming Locations:

Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
See full technical specs »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When working on the puzzle that revolves around two guards where one always lies and one always tells the truth, Oliva remarks that she remembers this from a movie. She's referring to the movie Labyrinth (1986) in which the character Sarah (Jennifer Connelly) had to solve the same problem. See more »

Goofs

Oliva Sabuco is said to have died at age 26. Although the exact date of her death is unknown, she was approximately 60 years old at the time of her death. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Galois: Do you know what prime numbers are? Because if you don't, you should just leave now.
See more »

Crazy Credits

During the end credits, all accents are added later than the text appears. The character Hilbert is seen doing that continuously during the movie. See more »

Connections

References Lost (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Experimentos con gaseosa
Composed by J
Performed by Los Planetas
2003 BMG Music Spain, S.A.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
thriller without tension, mystery or thrills
1 May 2015 | by dholliday-imdbSee all my reviews

The last review (in chronological view, from Matthew B) has already said pretty much what I was going to.

Suffice to say that this is a very generic and tame thriller - I doubt even maths buffs will get much out of it. The mysteries that are offered are revealed in a cheap copy of hitchcockian technique, and they were never interesting to begin with.

No thrills or tense moments, either...it's all played far too safely. The actors are OK, if a little bland. Camera work is too shaky, seems to be used just to conceal the lack of suspense...the whole package is uninspired.

Two good scenes: a seatbelt moment with birdseye view of its consequences, and the final scene which scans the surroundings to make sure the world is as it was. But these aren't enough to recommend the film.


4 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 34 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page



Recently Viewed