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Kate Chadderton


Eight talented candidates have reached the final stage of selection to join the ranks of a mysterious and powerful corporation. Entering a windowless room, an Invigilator gives them eighty minutes to answer one simple question. He outlines three rules they must obey or be disqualified: don't talk to him or the armed guard by the door, don't spoil their papers and don't leave the room. He starts the clock and leaves. The candidates turn over their question papers, only to find they're completely blank. After the initial confusion has subsided, one frustrated candidate writes 'I believe you should hire me because...,' and is promptly ejected for spoiling. The remaining candidates soon figure out they're permitted to talk to each other, and they agree to cooperate in order to figure out the question: then they can compete to answer it.

At first they suspect the question may be hidden in their papers like a security marker in a credit card, and they figure out ways to change their environment to expose the hidden words. But light, liquids and other plans all come to naught. Soon enough, the candidates begin to uncover each other's background, prejudices and hidden agendas. Tensions rise as the clock steadily descends towards zero, and each candidate must decide how far they are willing to go to secure the ultimate job.


Type of film
Running Time
85 mins
Stuart Hazeldine 1st Feature
Stuart Hazeldine, Gareth Unwin
Mark Talbot Butler
Stuart Hazeldine
Director of Photography
Time Wooster
Production Designer
Patrick Bill
Principal Cast
Luke Mably, Chuk Iwuji, Natalie Cox, Jimmy Mistry, Colin Salmon, Adar Beck, John Lloyd Fillingham, Gemma Chan, Chris Carey

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Last updated 14th December 2009

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