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15th Jan '16 8:07:02 AM Anddrix
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* ViewersAreMorons: See MeaningfulEcho
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%% * ViewersAreMorons: See MeaningfulEcho
10th Jan '16 4:04:11 AM NoriMori
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%%* {{Adorkable}}: Deaf
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%%* {{Adorkable}}: DeafDeaf, between his glasses, his slouch, and his stutter.

* AsYouKnow: Some of the Invigilator's opening monologue comes off like this
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* AsYouKnow: Some of the Invigilator's opening monologue comes off like thisthis.

%%* BoundAndGagged: White * BrainlessBeauty: White accuses Blonde of being this
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%%* * BoundAndGagged: White [[spoiler:Black]] does this to [[spoiler:White]] when he decides he's finally heard enough out of him. * BrainlessBeauty: White accuses Blonde of being thisthis.

%%* BreakTheHaughty: White
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%%* * BreakTheHaughty: White[[spoiler:White gets dragged across the DespairEventHorizon at the end of the film]].

* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: White]] almost won but he was OutGambitted at the last second [[spoiler: Because Blonde changed the clock without him knowing.]]
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* NearVillainVictory: [[spoiler: White]] almost won but he was OutGambitted at the last second [[spoiler: Because Blonde [[spoiler:because Deaf changed the clock without him knowing.]]
6th Dec '15 12:12:31 PM Morgenthaler
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Non-notable aversion.
* AllMenArePerverts: Averted; of the four men, only one makes any sexual comments whatsoever.
9th Oct '15 10:58:50 PM DarkSoul
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* DarkHorseVictory: [[spoiler:Thought that White or even Black would win, didn't you? Nope, ''Blonde'' wins.]]
5th Jun '15 5:56:39 PM awesomia
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* HealingFactor: [[spoiler:Apparently the cure for ThePlague grants the one who takes it this.]]

* {{Irony}}: In the ending, [[spoiler:White is DrivenToSuicide, but is unable to finish himself off due to the fingerprinted trigger preventing him from [[AteHisGun shooting himself in the head]] now that the guard is in escort mode. Minutes later, the gun is revealed to be a HealingShiv that would have cured him of ThePlague.]]

* KingIncognito: [[spoiler:Deaf was the CEO all along.]]

%%* LivingMacGuffin: The security guard.
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%%* LivingMacGuffin: * LivingProp: The security guard.guard is a very literal example of this, acting mainly as an entity to drag the disqualified out, [[spoiler:and even moreso once White realizes [[ChekhovsGun his weapon]] is fingerprinted]].

* MeaningfulEcho: Anytime someone is disqualified, they replay the Invigilator stating the rule that was just broken; [[spoiler: the only exception is Brown's disqualification]]
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* MeaningfulEcho: Anytime someone is disqualified, they replay the Invigilator stating the rule that was just broken; [[spoiler: the only exception is Brown's disqualification]]disqualification.]] The Invigilator's opening lines are also quoted whenever an advance seems to be made based on what he did or did not say.

* NeverASelfMadeWoman: White accuses Blonde of this.
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** Of course, this isn't considering the fact that [[spoiler:he most definitely would not have figured out the question anyway, let alone the answer.]] * NeverASelfMadeWoman: White accuses Blonde of this. [[spoiler:Within minutes she's disproven this by getting the job.]]

* NeverASelfMadeWoman: White accuses Blonde of this.SelfHarm: Dark's scars are shown in both her introduction and a scene late into the movie.

* SmallNameBigEgo: White; Dark notes that he shows most of the symptoms of Narcissitic Personality Disorder.
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* SmallNameBigEgo: White; Dark notes that he shows most of the symptoms of Narcissitic Narcissistic Personality Disorder.Disorder, and he's absolutely certain of how ahead of the game he is [[spoiler:right up until the guard drags him out.]]

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* SmallNameBigEgo: White; Dark notes that he shows most WeHardlyKnewYe: The very second piece of dialogue in the symptoms of Narcissitic Personality Disorder.entire film is [[spoiler:the Chinese Girl's pleading as she's disqualified.]]
29th May '15 9:21:10 PM Angeldeb82
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%%* AndStarring: Colin Salmon
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%%* AndStarring: Colin SalmonSalmon.

* BookEnds: The movie officially begins (post-credits) with a close up on feet. [[spoiler:It ends with a close up on hands]]
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* BookEnds: The movie officially begins (post-credits) with a close up on feet. [[spoiler:It ends with a close up on hands]]hands.]]

* BreakingSpeech: When [[spoiler: White]] recovers from his [[spoiler: coma]], he delivered one to the others about how damaging their arrogance and selfishness are.
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* BreakingSpeech: BreakThemByTalking: When [[spoiler: White]] recovers from his [[spoiler: coma]], he delivered one delivers this speech to the others about how damaging their arrogance and selfishness are.

* CannotSpitItOut: poor Deaf has a terrible stutter, and he only speaks French.
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* CannotSpitItOut: poor Poor Deaf has a terrible stutter, and he only speaks French.

* CerebusSyndrome: While it's never an outright COMEDY, it's hard to deny that the film was a lot more light-hearted before [[spoiler: Brunette accidentally disqualified herself.]] After that point, the film takes a darker turn into [[spoiler: sadism, torture and attempted murder]], although there are moments of humor here and there.
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* CerebusSyndrome: While it's never an outright COMEDY, it's hard to deny that the film was a lot more light-hearted before [[spoiler: Brunette accidentally disqualified herself.]] herself]]. After that point, the film takes a darker turn into [[spoiler: sadism, torture and attempted murder]], although there are moments of humor here and there.

* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Deaf and The Guard]].
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* ChekhovsGunman: [[spoiler:Deaf and The Guard]].Guard.]]

%%* CloudCuckoolander: Deaf
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%%* CloudCuckoolander: {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Deaf

%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Discussed and subverted]]
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%%* CorruptCorporateExecutive: [[spoiler:Discussed and subverted]]subverted.]]

* CrucifiedHeroShot: Inverted [[spoiler: with Black's "death." Lampshaded by Deaf]]
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* CrucifiedHeroShot: Inverted [[spoiler: with Black's "death." Lampshaded by Deaf]]Deaf]].

* DecoyProtagonist: The first-billed characters, Deaf and Chinese Girl, [[spoiler: have the least amount of lines out of all the contestants; Deaf IS revealed later to be a ChekhovsGunman,]].
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* DecoyProtagonist: The first-billed characters, Deaf and Chinese Girl, [[spoiler: have the least amount of lines out of all the contestants; Deaf IS revealed later to be a ChekhovsGunman,]].ChekhovsGunman]].

* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Black clutching his cross [[spoiler: after he rises from the dead]]. Blatantly spelled out by [[spoiler: Deaf]]
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* DoesThisRemindYouOfAnything?: Black clutching his cross [[spoiler: after he rises from the dead]]. Blatantly spelled out by [[spoiler: Deaf]]Deaf]].

* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Everyone, for trusting [[spoiler: White whose is a ManipulativeBastard.]]
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* HorribleJudgeOfCharacter: Everyone, for trusting [[spoiler: White whose who is a ManipulativeBastard.]]ManipulativeBastard]].

* IronicNickname: White calls Brown Gandhi near the opening of the film. This is ironic, as Brown [[spoiler: has military experience, and is the second-most violent member of the group.]]
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* IronicNickname: White calls Brown Gandhi near the opening of the film. This is ironic, as Brown [[spoiler: has military experience, and is the second-most violent member of the group.]]group]].

* JerkAss: White is arrogant, abrasive, and shamelessly manipulative. %%* JerkAssFacade: Played with * JerkAssHasAPoint: White picking apart some of Black's statements during the third act.
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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: White is arrogant, abrasive, and shamelessly manipulative. %%* JerkAssFacade: JerkassFacade: Played with * JerkAssHasAPoint: JerkassHasAPoint: White picking apart some of Black's statements during the third act.

* JustInTime: [[spoiler: White's disqualification]]
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* JustInTime: [[spoiler: White's disqualification]]disqualification.]]

* [[spoiler:SecretTestOfCharacter]]: the [[spoiler:criteria]] of the testing, with the dream job as the reward.
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* [[spoiler:SecretTestOfCharacter]]: the The [[spoiler:criteria]] of the testing, with the dream job as the reward.

* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Ends up being more [[spoiler: idealist than cynical.]]
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVersusCynicism: Ends up being more [[spoiler: idealist than cynical.]]cynical]].

* TalkingIsAFreeAction: [[IncrediblyLamePun Discussed]] by several characters, who point out that arguing merely eats up their eighty minutes.
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* TalkingIsAFreeAction: [[IncrediblyLamePun [[{{Pun}} Discussed]] by several characters, who point out that arguing merely eats up their eighty minutes.

* ThouShaltNotKill: [[spoiler:ALMOST]] everyone to an extent, although Dark seems to have the biggest difficulties with [[spoiler:letting White die.]]
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* ThouShaltNotKill: [[spoiler:ALMOST]] everyone to an extent, although Dark seems to have the biggest difficulties with [[spoiler:letting White die.]]die]].

* YouWouldntShootMe: [[spoiler: White]] to [[spoiler: Black]]
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* YouWouldntShootMe: [[spoiler: White]] to [[spoiler: Black]] Black]].
20th May '15 5:29:40 PM dawnmarie
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Moving trivia to trivia page
* FakeNationality: Possibly; Gemma Chan was born in London, and it's hinted that Chinese Girl is, well, [[CaptainObvious Chinese]]
16th May '15 11:09:43 AM Discar
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-> '''White''': ''"It's not about the answer - it's about the question."'' -> '''Brunette''': ''[[ArcWords "What is the question?"]]''
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-> '''White''': ''"It's It's not about the answer - it's about the question."'' -> \\ '''Brunette''': ''[[ArcWords "What What is the question?"]]'' question?
18th Feb '14 11:39:49 AM Chessanator
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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Deaf and Dark; [[spoiler: the former already passed a similar exam and the latter is the boss.]]
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* SmartPeopleWearGlasses: Deaf Dark and Dark; Deaf; [[spoiler: the former already passed a similar exam and the latter is the boss.]]
27th Nov '13 9:59:21 AM Bisected8
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Added DiffLines:
* CooperationGambit: All eight candidates are vying for the same job, but they agree to work together fully knowing only one can advance. Some are more genuine in their cooperation than others.
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