Die unsichtbare Falle (1997)14K
Die unsichtbare Falle: Directed by David Mamet. With Campbell Scott, Ricky Jay, Rebecca Pidgeon, Richard L. Friedman. An employee of a corporation with a lucrative secret process is tempted to betray it. But there’s more to it than that.
“Itu0026#39;s hard to say that u0026#39;The Spanish Prisoneru0026#39; is the best film of the year, because it quite obviously isnu0026#39;t. Itu0026#39;s more like a filmed play in that many of itu0026#39;s locations, especially those in the Carribean, look positively fake. What can be said, is that the film is the yearu0026#39;s most complex and interesting film, and one of the best.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003etThe script by acclaimed playwright David Mamet (Who also wrote 1997u0026#39;s The Edge) is stunning, excellent with a perfect, credible plot. Itu0026#39;s a wonder how anyone could even come up with such a great story.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003etThe acting is also very good. Campbell Scott, who we have never and likely never will see much of is well cast and delivers the flicku0026#39;s best performance. A-List star Steve Martin skips the big bucks for a good script, and itu0026#39;s a wonder he ended up with this project in the first place, an unlikely but excellent career move. The rest of the cast is unremarkable when put up against Scott and Martin, but still good on their own right.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003etIf you have a liking for complicated, though-provoking puzzle-like films u0026#39;The Spanish Prisoneru0026#39; is highly, highly recommended, as is the similar, more accessible u0026#39;The Gameu0026#39;. Very intriguing and absorbing u0026#39;The Spanish Prisoneru0026#39; is a must see.”