Distribution: Rezo

World Sales: Kinology

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 Cortes

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.


Country: Spain

Year: 2010

Duration: 1hr 35

Version: English with French subtitles

Cast & Credits

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