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The Method (El Metodo)


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  • Actors: Eduardo Noriega, Ernesto Alterio, Eduard Fernández, Pablo Echarri, Najwa Nimri
  • Directors: Marcelo Piñeyro
  • Format: AC-3, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: Spanish (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Studio: Palm Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: August 14, 2007
  • Run Time: 115 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000Q7ZLRY
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #149,914 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Seven of the corporate worlds elite gather in pursuit of the top job at Dexia Corporation. What begins as a normal job interview quickly unravels as candidates fall prey to THE METHOD, a psychologically brutal recruiting system in which only one can remain.

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A good movie to show teenagers, to prepare them on what they should expect in the "working" world.
June Bug
"The Method" may be derivative of other works at times, but the view of human nature it reveals to us is often unnerving and chilling in its honesty and precision.
Roland E. Zwick
We can definitely see how from an initial desire to be accepted by the others, the individuals start shifting their actions and are dominated by greed.
Sebastian Fernandez

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sebastian Fernandez VINE VOICE on September 1, 2007
Format: DVD
Director Marcelo Piñeyro presents us with an interesting concept in this Spanish-Argentinean production. Seven candidates are summoned for a final round of interviews in a company that is looking to fill an executive position. These people soon find out that the method used by the prospective employer is not even close to being conventional. They are informed through release forms that they are going to participate in the Gronholm method of selection, but nobody is sure what this entails.

The seven candidates are taken to a room with a monitor and keyboard for each, and then the games begin! The process resembles many of the reality shows you can see on TV, with one candidate being eliminated in each round. In Trump's "The Apprentice" the person leaving gets the phrase "You're fired", in this case, the monitor shuts down and an electronic voice says "It's over". But even though the concept is not completely original, the personalities of the candidates, and the design of the process give this film enough elements to make it worthwhile.

The candidates are the key to this film. Julio is a lawyer and economist who seems to be overqualified for the position, but carries some baggage from the past. Ricardo is the first one to get annoyed by all the nonsense, like having to fill forms that they have filled before in the process. If you have ever had to fill forms in a doctor's office, that ask for duplicate information, you will certainly sympathize with him. Nieves is an attractive young woman who seems to know exactly what she wants, and she has met Carlos, who is another candidate, in her previous life. Carlos is a young economist who has as much drive as all the other candidates put together and who will stop at nothing to achieve his goal.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Movie Man on July 12, 2007
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This film is a darkly humorous allegory about globalization and the spread of competitive American business culture and individualism. In a Madrid office tower, a group of applicants for a high-end corporate job are brought into a board room and told that they collectively will take part in weeding each other out so that only one person is left for the job. They are told that their meeting is part of a scientifically proven psychological selection process, and that someone in the room is a plant who is observing them engage in a series of games and role plays. Ostensibly civil, professional, and "business like," the applicants set about destroying each other's credibility while enhancing their respective individual positions.

I saw this last night at an AFI screening and am still mulling over it. There are great performances in what is essentially a filmed play. The camera work is fantastic, as it picks up glances and stares between the characters that forcefully communicate messages of "I can't believe you just did that do me," disappointment, contempt, love, etc. You laugh out-loud at times, but ultimately you are devastated by the recognizeable, frightening visciousness.

Although this film is an allegory, it would also be a great center-piece for a business school course on organizational behavior.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By June Bug VINE VOICE on October 4, 2007
Format: DVD
A smart, intriguing film that has you constantly asking, what will happen next? This is by far the best Spanish movie I have ever watched. The characters develop quickly before your eyes as they dialogue before the next and final phase of their interview process.
The first surprise of the movie, is that the applicants are placed in the role of interviewer, they will be eliminating their competition and in the process selecting the companies new employee but they must do this in a manner that makes they look like the best choice. Then they learn that one of them is actually an employee of the company sent to observe them.
They must eliminate this person, but who is it?
As a Manager in a Fortune 100 company, I was shocked to learn that I had somehow missed the usage of the Gronholm Method, as I watched, I saw it was a twist to the stress interview. A format used to put the candidate in the most stressful circumstances possible and see if they can withstand the pressure. We later find out that the Human Resources people made up the term to intimidate the candidates.
The psychological potholes these people must navigate are varied yet slowly reveal their true motivations and character flaws to those with whom they are competing.
In the midst of watching each candidate create ways to make another competitor look bad, there are funny twists amidst the fracas.
It definitely had the "Wow Factor", holding true to the basic character of corporate backstabbing, this movie shows that one often sells their soul for a nice title and a healthy salary. At the end of the day, we wonder is it worth the cost?
This movie is a must see for those who like psychological dramas and a well-developed plot line.
A good movie to show teenagers, to prepare them on what they should expect in the "working" world.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Michael Kerjman on April 13, 2009
Format: DVD
A psychological drama of being rejected by other work-seekers and betrayed by the loved preferring money and social status rather than family values of a modern world.

Actually, it is hard to believe somewhere in the world such a selective process exists at all as protectionism and xenophobia ruled even less technologically advanced enterprises than one depicted.
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