Answer what question?

Answer what question?

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In the psychological thriller Exam, director Stuart Hazeldine probes the inner depths of the human psyche.

Eight candidates from a cross-section of society enter the final stage of a long and gruelling interview for the ultimate job. They are led into a windowless room where an invigilator briefs them on the final exam: a) they have 80 minutes to answer one question; b) they must not speak to the invigilator (Colin Salmon) or the guard; c) they must not spoil their exam papers; and d) they must not leave the room.

Aside from these rules, everything else - as they come to discover - is fair game. As they turn over the exam sheet, they are greeted with a blank page.

The candidates must now work together to figure out the all-important question: what is the question?

The film follows an 80-minute timescale that roughly corresponds to real time. It is meant to align the audience with the contestants: elapsed time becomes a constant for both parties. You feel an uncontrollable urge to solve the mystery along with the group.

The film is structured in a way that leaves you in suspense till the final payoff. But upon arrival you feel duped - as when you are presented with a mind-bending riddle, only to find out the answer was staring at you the whole entire time. Don't expect to be blown away by the ending.

Contains strong language

YP rating: 3/5

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