Cube is a 1997 Canadian psychological thriller/horror film directed by Vincenzo Natali. The film was a successful product of the Canadian Film Centre's First Feature Project. Despite its low budget, the film achieved moderate commercial success and has acquired cult status.
Much of the film's appeal lies in its surreal, Kafkaesque settings no extensive attempt is made to explain what the cube in which the characters are confined is, why it is created, or how the "inmates" were selected. Although the world "outside" is referred to, it is presented in an extremely abstract fashion either a dark void or a bright white light.
The film opens with a man named Alderson (Julian Richings) waking up in a cube-shaped room with six hatch doors - one at the center of each wall, one on the ceiling and one on the floor. He begins to open doors and examine each, to find rooms that differ from the one he is in only by color. Alderson goes into an amber colored room and suddenly gets cut into large cubes. It is then shown that a large metal grate had dropped down and killed him. It then folds up into the ceiling.
In another room, Quentin (Maurice Dean Wint), Worth (David Hewlett), Holloway (Nicky Guadagni), Rennes (Wayne Robson), and Leaven (Nicole deBoer) meet. None of them knows where they are, how they got there, or why they are there, so they decide to try and find a way out together. Rennes already knows that some of the rooms contain traps. He initially assumes that the rooms contain motion detector, so he tests each room by throwing a boot into it before getting in.
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