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The Cube

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Type: Drama SciFi Suspense, Canada 1997

Director: Vincenzo Natali

My rating: 3

Key actors/actresses:
Nicole de Boer .... Joan Leaven (The Math Student)
Nicky Guadagni .... Helen Holloway (The Doctor)
David Hewlett .... David Worth (The Architect)
Andrew Miller .... Kazan (The Autistic Man)
Julian Richings .... Alderson (The First Victim)
Wayne Robson .... Rennes (The Fugitive)
Maurice Dean Wint .... Quentin (The Cop)

7 completely strangers with very different background found themselves woke up in a strange place - a cube with doors on each of the 6 surfaces and each door leads to another cube and there seems to be endless number of cubes and many cubes have deadly traps. Why are they here? How or will they ever get out of the cube?

My review:
Interesting concepts and story lines. Very different from mainstream movies, refreshing. Though this is not to everyone's liking. I quite like it.

1 comment

There are two different DVD versions of this available, with two different commentary tracks. Both are with the director Vincenzo Natali; the Lions Gate Signature Series edition is with him alone. He does a great job with both and is fascinating to listen to. It’s a great way to understand extremely cost-restrictive filmmaking.

This is one director to keep an eye on in the future. His other two directorial efforts were “Cypher” and “Nothing” the latter of which is by far the better, though it’s a bit unusual and goes over most people’s heads. Upcoming is his adaptation of the classic J. G. Ballard (of Empire of the Sun fame - he was the kid) scifi novel “High Rise".

10/30/06 @ 18:00