3 Movies You Probably Never Knew Had Just A Single Location

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A lot of our favourite movies caught our eye for their magnificent and splendid location including the superb acting some of our favourite actors brought to them.

Truly, the location in which a movie is set can go a long way in determining how much viewers will enjoy the movie and the performance of the movie at the Box office. Some movies however have not more than one location or a few added extras in them and yet captivated viewers. The truth is movie producers and directors are forced to up their game when they have no more than a location to shoot their movie.

Following this logic means that movie directors have to downsize their cast, props and equipment to no more than a single room or location. This has made some directors thrive more since they have to bring up their best ideas despite the constraints.

Here are 3 Movies that were shot in just one location.

The Sunset Limited

The Sunset Limited is a 2011 television film based on the original play written by Cormac McCarthy. The film stars Tommy Lee Jones and Samuel L. Jackson as white and black respectively; two men conversing about White’s attempted suicide by leaping into the path of an oncoming train.

White feels as though everything ends up in death, and that his life is minuscule in the throes of time. Black feels that he can persuade White from committing suicide.

With Black stopping White right before he was about to kill himself, Black feels that this is destiny. In the end, Black is not able to persuade White from suicide and lets him leave the apartment.

The movie is filled with a lot of philosophical musings and basically occurs at Black’s place with the two men talking around a dinner table in the center of Black’s apartment. The movie is gripping despite it been limited to no more than a location.

War Book

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War Book is a 2014 British political drama film directed by Tom Harper and written by Jack Thorne. The film features an ensemble cast, consisting of Adeel Akhtar, Nicholas Burns, Ben Chaplin, Shaun Evans, Kerry Fox, Phoebe Fox and Sophie Okonedo.

The movie is set inside a governmental meeting room in London where top eight British civil servants take on the roles of government officials in a war game.

The essence of the game is to determine how ministers and officials should relate and behave if there was ever a nuclear attack.

At the end of the movie. The major players determine that there’s no need for Britain to retaliate against its aggressors with another nuclear attack but that they could explore other means to get retribution.

The only noticeable location is the war room asides from the occasional government buildings and courtyard views. The concept must have created a tough call for the director but nonetheless made for a good movie.


Buried is a 2010 English-language Spanish thriller film directed by Rodrigo Cortés, starring Ryan Reynolds as an Iraq-based American civilian truck driver Paul Conroy who, after being attacked, finds himself buried alive in a wooden coffin, with only a lighter, flask, flashlight, knife, glowsticks, pen, pencil, and a mobile phone.

The movie uses a claustrophobic single location and puts viewers directly into the world Ryan Reynolds character experiences as he ponders about life and death buried in a coffin somewhere in the Iraqi desert.

For close to 2 hours, Ryan Reynolds character must learn to adjust, make use of the cellphone and lighter buried with him, while also trying the best he can to be quick enough to escape before running out of oxygen.

The director works on the sensibilities of viewers as a snake is introduced into the coffin which in all produces a nerve-wracking movie shot in a single location.



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