Open your eyes. You’re in a closed space beneath Iraqi soil. You have 90 minutes of oxygen left to breathe. Your only connection to the outside world is a mysterious cell phone with limited reception and battery life. And each second is a second closer to death.
Buried tells the story of Paul Conroy (Ryan Reynolds), truck driver and family man, wakes up buried alive in an old wooden coffin. Not knowing who might have put him there or why, his only chance to escape from this nightmare is a cell phone. Poor reception, battery and lack of oxygen are his worst enemies in a race against time: Paul has only 90 minutes to be rescued.
Buried was shot very quickly, demanding an enormous amount of concentration, enabling the film itself to feed on the precise, tense and rigorous energy felt on the set. There were six minute long takes with no cuts, creating the conditions for Ryan Reynolds to achieve an absolutely organic performance, allowing his emotions to grow and flow, bringing forth and spilling out like a torrent. The elements at our disposal were, objectively speaking, minimal, but far from considering that a disadvantage, we thought of the limitation as our greatest strength: only the essential remained. The tiniest dramatic detail of this microcosm was manipulated and carefully controlled, allowing the drama experienced by our character buried under the ground to be the main focus our attention.
This riveting thriller will be shown on October 27 in theaters near you.