• Publication date: April 27, 2013

Blackout

Fate alone can conspire to place three strangers, that have an urgent need to get somewhere else fast, together in an elevator right before a blackout turns the elevator into a little holding-cell- especially since it’s a long holiday weekend and their calls go unheard. And fate alone again can ensure that one of them is a psychopathic killer. Claudia, Tommy, and Karl- which is it?

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 2008

MBC Max:

June 1, 2015 03:30 (KSA) ~ June 1, 2015 02:30 (CLT)

Fate alone can conspire to place three strangers, that have an urgent need to get somewhere else fast, together in an elevator right before a blackout turns the elevator into a little holding-cell- especially since it’s a long holiday weekend and their calls go unheard. And fate alone again can ensure that one of them is a psychopathic killer. Claudia, Tommy, and Karl- which is it?

Through a series of interrupted flashbacks and timelines we compile a preliminary understanding of the backgrounds and situations of the three strangers caught in this elevator during a blackout that will last many hours. Claudia (Amber Tamblyn) is covered in blood and in a rush to get to the side of her dying grandmother. Tommy (Armie Hammer) is buff, an ex-addict with bruised knuckles, and through his flashback we see him being violent with his girlfriend’s (Katie Stuart) father and adamant on them eloping. Karl (Aidan Gillen) is a doctor and a single father; his wife having committed suicide not too long ago and his daughter should be arriving at his place at any second.

One of the three reveals that they are a psychopathic killer, while the elevator cables may have been damaged and the whole thing may be threatening to fall…

Starring:

  • Amber Tamblyn as Claudia
  • Aidan Gillen as Karl
  • Armie Hammer as Tommy
  • Katie Stuart as Francesca
  • Emma Prescott as Niki
  • Mark Boone Jr. as Francesca’s Father [uncredited]

Directed by:  Rigoberto Castañeda

Rating:  R for sadistic bloody violence including a rape, nudity and language.