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The Method (film)

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Director  Marcelo Pineyro
Initial DVD release  August 14, 2007 (USA)
Country  Argentina Spain Italy
7.2/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
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Language  Spanish English French
Release date  September 14, 2005 (2005-09-14) (Toronto International Film Festival) March 16, 2006 (2006-03-16) (Argentina)
Writer  Jordi Galceran (play), Mateo Gil (screenplay), Marcelo Pineyro (screenplay)
Initial release  September 22, 2005 (Barcelona)
Screenplay  Marcelo Pineyro, Mateo Gil
Cast  Eduardo Noriega (Carlos), Najwa Nimri (Nieves), Eduard Fernández (Fernando), Pablo Echarri (Ricardo), Ernesto Alterio (Enrique), Natalia Verbeke (Montse)
Similar movies  Lust, Caution, Django Unchained, Gloomy Sunday, The Dreamers, Sexual Chronicles of a French Family, Youth
Tagline  When HR goes too far.

The Method (Spanish: El método) is a 2005 thriller film directed by Marcelo Piñeyro and based on the play El mètode Grönholm by Jordi Galceran.


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It stars Eduardo Noriega, Najwa Nimri, Eduard Fernández, Pablo Echarri, Ernesto Alterio, Natalia Verbeke, Adriana Ozores and Carmelo Gómez, as the only eight actors in the film.

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After an introduction showing the AZCA area of Madrid during a meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank with accompanying anti-globalization protests, the entire film happens within a corporate building (outdoor scenes shot by Torre Europa), mostly in a closed conference room.

The story tells of seven people that have been selected among several applicants for one final round to determine who will get an enviable, executive position for a mysterious corporation, Dekia. The seven applicants are submitted to a series of psychological tests - known as the "Grönholm Method" - that start eliminating the applicants one by one. It is warned at the beginning that one of the seven people is an employee of the corporation posing as an applicant to evaluate the others. As the applicants are discarded, the race for the position becomes more tense and sinister. The tests reveal the weakness of each of the characters and their attitudes to company work. In the end the "mole" will be revealed and only one of them will get the desired position.


  • Eduardo Noriega as Carlos, a young well prepared executive.
  • Najwa Nimri as Nieves, a young well prepared executive.
  • Eduard Fernández as Fernando, an older Spanish macho.
  • Pablo Echarri as Ricardo, a former Argentine unionist.
  • Ernesto Alterio as Enrique, interested in personnel selection methods.
  • Natalia Verbeke as Montse, the company secretary-
  • Adriana Ozores as Ana, a mature executive.
  • Carmelo Gómez as Julio, who valued his ethics over loyalty to the company.
  • Awards

    The film was nominated to five Goya Awards (Best Lead Actor (Fernández), Best New Actor (Echarri), Best Editing (Aledo), Best Screenplay (Gil and Piñeyro) and Best Supporting Actor (Gómez), winning in the last two categories. It also won in the Flanders International Film Festival and was nominated for Best Film in the Mar del Plata Film Festival.


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