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^^ ;D You're the man, 40.

^^ ;D You're the man, 40.

-superboyac (June 12, 2013, 10:42 PM)
--- End quote --- of em' anyway. ;D

From the: finished production but not yet released department

Just ran across this over at QuietEarth.

Have you ever taken a philosophy or ethics course and played The Sanctuary Game? That's the one where your class had to decide amongst themselves which of you would be allowed into a survival habitat if WWIII broke out. And the ethical catch was that there were always several fewer spaces available in the shelter than the total number of people in your who gets to survive - and why?

It's probably far less poignant doing it now than it was during the Cold War when this scenario didn't feel quite so far fetched as it might today.

Or maybe not. Because somebody made a film out of that very exercise. It's called The Philosophers. And the synopsis and trailer both look rather good.


At an international school in Jakarta, a brilliant but mysterious philosophy teacher challenges his class of twenty graduating seniors to undertake one final thought experiment in order to complete the requirements for graduation. The experiment is to be the most extreme they have ever had to face. Using the power of logic alone, the students must choose which of them would be worthy of a place in an underground shelter built to withstand a fast-approaching nuclear apocalypse. The shelter only has space for ten people, which means certain death for those that are not chosen.

The real-life world of the classroom dramatically segues into the imaginary yet all too real world of the nuclear bunker and the approaching atomic catastrophe. Forced to make impossible decisions, the twenty young students enter an explosive and highly stylised world in which the survival instinct reigns supreme. Murder, deceit, sex and betrayal become the norm as the students strive to survive the impossible scenario. In doing so, they take the audience on an exhilarating journey across multiple realities, each one ever more intense than the last.
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Here's the trailer:

Definitely going on my "look for" list. :Thmbsup:

Fast and Furious 6
Monster University
Love in Disguise (Korean movie)

Hanna :  1st 15 minutes are reasonably engaging, but it is down hill all the way from there. So many plot holes, so little drama, no tension - occasional nice cinematography but at the expense of logic and accessibility.


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