Walled In-Built Alive (2009)
Serge Brussolo, Gilles Paquet-Brenner
Mischa Barton, Cameron Bright, Deborah Kara Unger
Experiences Films, Forecast Pictures, Leomax Productions, Minds Eye Entertainment, Walled In Productions
1 Hour and 31 Minutes (91 Min)
USA, France, Canada
Some secrets are left buried.
This galloamerikaniki production of distinguished French cinematographer Gilles Paquet-Brenner had captured my interest for a long time since I I on the shelves of video clubs. The premise seemed interesting but for some strange reason something kept me away. Until at some point I decided to make the step and obtain "Walled In". Unfortunately, my doubts were vindicated as the film proved excessively below expectations creates through fresh keynote.
The initials "Walled In" is a metaphor of the novel Les Emmurés (s.s. The Entoichismenoi) French author Serge Brussolo. The case has to do with a young mechanic who undertakes to complete preparations for the demolition of an old building in the middle of nowhere. The building hides a hideous secret as in this horrifically murdered 16 people who were put literally! A paranoid closed them in small openings in the walls and then filled the space with cement drowning his victims! Among the victims was the brilliant architect of the building …
The engineer explores the building and gradually gets a friendship with a boy who stays there with his mother and two other people – the only ones still residing in the building until their exwsi because of the upcoming demolition. But while the young woman trying to work a series of unexpected and terrifying events interrupt her work and jeopardize the physical integrity.
The protagonist has done the same all the difficult actions that require its role during the shooting although he had recruited and "Stuntman" for this job.
While the concept is very interesting and original, "Walled In" overall as a movie isn't. The weaknesses of leaving early to light mostly weak direction and mediocre acting. Only the protagonist Mischa Burton standing in height. Problems can be found in the scenario which is loaded with ideas and still anempneystes various imperfections.
Counterweight in scrambled cons stand some intense moments that sometimes depict murders while sometimes more personal situations they feeling. The emotionally charged and macabre finale is such a typical moment. As positive though we are predisposed towards "Walled In" can not liking more inadequate film Gilles Paquet-Brenner. A pity that charamistike a good idea here.
Walled InMovie Review Highlights
- The inaugural drowning of a little girl in cement. Very creepy and uncomfortable scene.
- The murder of a man with something like snorkeling.
- The dramatic finale of the film.
5 = Ατελείωτο λουτρό αίματος - 4 = Πολύ αιματοβαμμένο - 3 = Αιματοβαμμένο - 2 = Ελάχιστα αιματοβαμμένο - 1 = Σταγόνες αίματος - 0 = Ανυπαρξία αίματος
5 = Αριστουργηματικό! - 4 = Πολύ καλό - 3 = Καλό - 2,5 = Μέτριο - 2 = Κακό - 1 = Πολύ κακό - 0 = Δεν βλέπεται με τίποτα!
Original case, claustrophobic environment, some very powerful and intensely emotional moments.
Procheirogrammeno script, flabby, directing many moderate interpretations, poorly structured characters.