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do you really need to minimize that
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Directing duo Matias & Mathias recommend their six favorite single-location movies.

As countries all over the world went into lockdown in 2020 to contain the spread of Covid, we got Norwegian directing duo Matias & Mathias (a couple of guys who really know their movie history) to recommend their favorite single-location movies of all time.

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⮑ 'Rear Window' directed by Alfred Hitchcock (1954)

"Everyone loves neighbors who never close their curtains."

⮑ 'The Exterminating Angel' directed by Angel Luis Bunuel (1962)

"The ultimate trapped-in-a room film. If you like this, seek out 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' which is a spiritual sequel of sorts where a group of wealthy friends keep trying to have dinner together, but fail. Again, and again."

⮑ 'My Dinner with André' directed by Louis Malle (1981)

"This shouldn’t work, but it’s just really perfect in every way."

⮑ 'Panic Room' directed by David Fincher (2002)

"Young Kristen Stewart and Jared Leto’s cornrows."

⮑ 'La Collectionneuse' directed by Erich Rohmer (1967)

"The film equivalent to hiding your head in the sand and forgetting about the pandemic for an hour and a half."

⮑ 'The Rules of the Game' directed by Jean Renoir (1939)

"The 'Parasite' of 1939? Shot and set right before the outbreak of World War II."


⮑ 'Aquarius' directed by Kleber Mendonca Filho (2016)

⮑ 'Neighboring Sounds' DIRECTED BY KLEBER MENDONCA FILHO (2012)

"Technically not single location films as they both take flights, but one revolves around a single neighborhood and the other one apartment. Included because they’re excellent and not as widely seen as they should be."