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Paul Conroy is not ready to die. But when he wakes up 6 feet underground with no idea of who put him there or why, life for the truck driver and family man instantly becomes a hellish struggle for survival. Buried with only a cell phone and a lighter, his contact with the outside world and ability to piece together clues that could help him discover his location are maddeningly limited. Poor reception, a rapidly draining battery, and a dwindling oxygen supply become his worst enemies in a tightly confined race against time fighting panic, despair and delirium, Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued before his worst nightmare comes true.
Rodrigo Cortés directed his first short film in Super 8 at the ageof 16. In 1998, he directed the short Yul, which won more than 20 awards. In 2001, he directed 15 Days, a fake documentary that earned awards at film festivals across the world. The Contestant, his first feature film, followed in 2007. It was released to critical acclaim and earned several awards, including the Critic’s Award at the Malaga Spanish Film Festival. Buried is his second feature film.
Duration: 1hr 35
Version: English with French subtitles
Director: Rodrigo Cortes
Producer: Adrian Guerra, Ken Hirsh
Screenplay: Chris Sparling
Cinematography: Eduard Grau
Editing: Rodrigo Cortes
Music: Victor Reyes
Cast: Ryan Reynolds, Robert Paterson, José Luis Garcia Pérez