The Elevator: Three Minutes Can Change Your Life

Synopsis: A disturbing psychological thriller, that engages the audience to the point that it is always caught off guard, thus changing the point of view of the two main performers.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Massimo Coglitore
  1 win & 3 nominations.
93 min


Emily, you're now playing

for one million dollars.

Remember you have three minutes to answer

Three minutes that can change your life

Our subject is:
"The death penalty".

Which of these substances is used for the lethal medication mix -

- that will cause death within five to ten minutes ?

Ringer's lactate



Sodium chloride.

Take your time, Emily.

Wow, she really hit the jackpot tonight didnt she?


A million dollars.

I hope it doesnt change her.

Whats wrong?

Well has it changed you?

I do not know, you tell me.

Youre commented out.

Right, Governor Pierce has invited you

to Labour Day common in Hampson.

Im not going anywhere this weekend.

But I booked your flight.

Well send him ten thousand for his campaign

and flowers for his wife.

She likes tulips.

Uh, Jack, hes expecting you as his guest of honour.

Hes not going to miss me

and send him two cases of that Merlot -

- that I have in my cellar, this

Villa Tirrena, okay?

This Amico wine, he loves this wine.

And you, you have a good weekend, Jean.

Hi, this is Dana,

leave a message and -

- I will get back

to you as soon as I can.

Hey, it's me.

Just want to hear your voice.

And I love you.

- Hi.

- Hi.

Ive got a delivery for Mr. Trammell.

Oh yes. There he is.

Mister Tramell, Ive got a delivery for you.

Sign here please.

So you are the one who knows all the answers, right?

I bet 100 bucks that you cant guess

The number of passes completed by

Joe Montana in his career.

Well Mister Three Minutes" looks like

you owe me 100 bucks.

In his career, Joe Montana -

had 3409 completions, out of 5391 attempts.

He had 273 touchdowns and 139

interceptions and ah

40,551 yards passes.

plus he had 1,676 yards rushes for 20 touchdowns

Come on, I was kidding.

Ah, I dont play for money.

Hey man, it's Labour Day.

I'm taking my girlfriend out tonight

Well, when you gamble,

Youve got to be willing to lose.

Here Robert,

Take your lady out to dinner tonight. Okay?

Thank you, Mister Tramell.

Oh. Mister, Mister Tramell, sorry.

Youre not paid to sleep on the job George,

Im going to have to report you.

Theres not many here, because

Of Labour Day.

Well if its like that, be alert.

I was meditating.

Meditate with your eyes open then.

Maybe I took a few punches too many.

How many fights did you have George?

Seventy in all.

You had 33 amateur fights and you lost your first

and your last.

Hold on, heres your mail.

You were kidding about reporting me?

Dont fall asleep again George, the shows on tonight.

Its going to be a good one.

I watch it every week, its great show.

Even if a Playboy Girl came,

I push her away

I watch your show.

Thanks Champ. You have a good night.

You too Sir.


You all know the rules, right?

You choose the subject and then we .....

You have three minutes to answer the question.

Three minutes that can change your life

You one of the new owners?

Oh, come on.

You just have to push this...

Jack. Welcome back.

Im having trouble understanding you.

Are you trying to speak like a Human Being?

Its normal.

I'm sorry. But I ah, I need you restrained

It's okay.

Who are you?

Why did you tie me up?

I will f***ing kill you!

Well thats not very nice, Jack.

You know, first you yell at a lady.

Please lets not forget our manners?

Now promise me you will be good?

So good.


Who are you?

Why did you tie me up?

No, no, no.

Not allowed to ask questions.

Not tonight. Tonight its my game show.


I know you know the rules. But I've changed them.

Rule number 1:

1. Switch

We are not playing for money,

we are playing for your life.

Two tries.

Thats two attempts to answer the same question.

Rule number 2:

Give me the correct answer and we keep on playing.

Give me the wrong answer

- and I will be forced to remove a part of your body. Yes?

Three wise men.

But you still have two lifelines.

Thats help from three educated members

of our audience.


Ask another question, two tries

two attempts to answer the same question.

And ask the audience.

But, apart from all of that,

You must be brave enough -

- to climb to the top.

Oh, come on, Jack, give us a smile?

This is the opportunity of a lifetime.

The elevator

How does it feel to be the contestant

and not the host?

I guess it isnt as exciting as you thought.

Never mind, lets get on with the show.

Are you ready to climb to the top to the top?

Remember that, ladies and gentlemen only the brave.

Are you feeling brave Jack?

Well, we'll soon find out.

Now, my first question:

What is my occupation?

Am I - A:

A sales manager?

A teacher?

A hooker?

And we are playing for -

- one of your ears.

Well come on, Jack,

its an easy question.

What do you want from me?

That depends how you answer!

Who are you?

Why did you tie me up?


What the Hell is going on here?

May I remind you, that an unanswered question -

- is the same as a wrong answer.

Now answer.

Whats the question again?

Am I - A:

A sales manager?

A teacher?

A hooker?

I dont know.

You dont look unemployed.

And you are well dressed

Ah. Very focused. Come on.

Ah it's Labour Day -

- and if you were a sales manager,

you would be in the store.

And I,

I dont sleep with hookers. So...

I say teacher.

Is that your final answer?

I, I...

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