Fermat's Room (2007)

Not Rated   |    |  Mystery, Thriller

Fermat's Room (2007) Poster

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.




  • Federico Luppi in Fermat's Room (2007)
  • Fermat's Room (2007)
  • Fermat's Room (2007)
  • Lluís Homar in Fermat's Room (2007)
  • Alejo Sauras in Fermat's Room (2007)
  • Lluís Homar in Fermat's Room (2007)

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23 November 2007 | jlmoriarty
| Nice, that's all...
"Fermat's room" ("La habitación de Fermat") is a Spanish thriller, in the spirit of some recent American blockbusters, where maths are supposed to play an important role. But do not expect anything close to "Numbers" in terms of scientific depth. Maths here are only an anecdote.

In fact, this movie is for everyone but mathematicians, who will probably find that the challenges the characters have to face are too trivial and the alleged screw turns of the plot are quite predictable.

The script and the direction are basically OK, but the acting is quite irregular. While Lluís Homar and Santi Millán (especially Santi Millán, who clearly steals the show) are rather convincing and solid, I do not buy Alejo Sauras and Elena Ballesteros as young math geniuses. Maybe it is not all their fault, as their characters are arguably more stereotypical than the other two.

In the end, an entertaining popcorn movie for a rainy fall evening... as long as you do not know enough maths.

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