This low-budget science-fiction drama, winner of a 1997 Toronto Film Festival prize for "Best Canadian First Feature," depicts the plight of a group of people clad in prison-style uniforms and trapped in futuristic cube-like metal cells. Their memories are hazy; no one can recall how they got there. Alderson (Julian Richings) awakens in a cell, seeks an exit, and arrives in an adjacent cube where he's sliced and diced. Former cop Quentin (Maurice Dean-Wint) becomes the group leader, and he's challenged by conspiracy theorist Dr. Holloway (Nicky Guadagni). Government worker Worth (David Hewlett) remembers a past government link to the project. A discovery that the cubes have numerical codes suggests study by math-student Leaven (Nicole deBoer) while former thief Rennes (Wayne Robson) knows some escape tricks. However, the extreme behavior of Kazan (Andrew Miller) becomes a threat to their survival. The film was also shown at the 1997 Vancouver Film Festival.
- MPAA Rating: R
- Genre(s): Drama,Action
- Run Time: 90min.
- Theatrical Release Date: 09/11/1998
- DVD Release Date: 01/26/1999
- Distributor(s): Trimark
Maurice Dean Wint
- Themes: Future Dystopias,Trapped or Confined
- Tone: Dreamlike,Paranoid,Tense
captive, captor, escape, imprisonment, police, survivor, trap
- Country of Origin: USA (09-11-1998)
- Language: English