Fermat’s Room is an odd little film wherein a group of maths geniuses are invited, by a mysterious and unseen host, to a secret venue in order to solve a great enigma. Soon after their arrival it becomes apparent that they have more than mega maths brains in common – someone’s trying to kill them. And this isn’t any old attempted murder, this is death by ever-shrinking room. That’s right. They’re in a locked room. Each time they fail to solve a puzzle within the alloted time, the walls close in.
Fermat’s Room is tense, stylish and very clever. The crazy premise is refreshingly original and although maths isn’t my strong suit, I don’t think it matters. The story is intriguing and develops at a good pace, the acting is solid and it just looks good.
In Spanish with subtitles.