Light House, Saturday 27th, 6pm, 138 min
And we have another answer to the trivia question that also yields Mike Figgis's Timecode and Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark. Whereas Hitchcock had to fake his one feature-long "continuous" shot in Rope, today's film-makers have the technical ability to make it happen for real.
Impressively, Sebastian Schipper manages to fit the gimmick to the material with utter seamlessness in this breathlessly exciting German drama.
Laia Costa plays a Spanish woman who, when working in cafe, meets up with a quartet of louts who draw her into criminal chaos.
It is hard, in the opening act, to avoid considering the hugely complex logistics, but the hurtling story soon takes over. The faint awareness that the shoot could fall apart at any moment adds one more, super-conscious level of tension to an already nail-biting experience.
Costa carries a film that crosses genres with great confidence. Why place such restrictions on the film-making process? Nobody forced Keats to write sonnets, you know.
Can't see this? Try Miles Ahead, in which Don Cheadle plays Miles Davis. Cineworld, Saturday, 8.30pm, 100min.