The Method (2007)

Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Thriller, Foreign
Keywords psychological, suspenseful, theater
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Jordi Galceran Source Material (from play: "The Gronholm Method") 120786 4000003
Marcelo Pineyro Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Mateo Gil Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Alfredo Mayo Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Ivan Aledo Editor n/a 172 7000001
Veronica Toledo Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Phil Electric Music n/a 120781 8000002
Frédéric Bégin Music n/a 120781 8000001
Francisco Ramos Producer n/a 3 3000001
Marcelo Pineyro Director n/a 2 2000001
Pablo Echarri Actor Ricardo 1 1000004
Ernesto Alterio Actor Enrique 1 1000003
Najwa Nimri Actor Nieves 1 1000002
Carmelo Gómez Actor Julio 1 1000005
Eduardo Fernández Actor Fernando 1 1000006
Natalia Verbeke Actor Montse 1 1000008
Adriana Ozores Actor Ana 1 1000007
Eduardo Noriega Actor Carlos 1 1000001
Seven candidates compete for an executive position at a multinational company. While the streets of Madrid are filled with anti-globalization demonstrators, candidates are assembled to be put through the final selection process for a single high-level position at a multinational corporation. From the outset, there is a palpably tense, competitive atmosphere among the group. Feelings of distrust increase when they realize they are aspiring for the same position, and that the Gronholm Method (a human resources strategy supposedly imported from the United States) is being used to assess their respective merits. They find themselves pitted against one another in a contest that elicits fear, suspicion, paranoia and betrayal. The humiliation these people are willing to endure or inflict on others for the sake of the job is chilling to witness.