A guy is in an outdoors penal colony or prison of sorts, and I think the prisoners are being forced to work, perhaps mining. There is a rebel group that tries to escape/free others and in the process the guy almost gets pulled in to a giant spinning fan or something in the ground (I'm not sure if he was wearing a prisoner chain that was pulled into the fan to try and kill him or if he was holding onto a chain that stopped him falling in to the fan/slicing thing).

It’s in colour, not sure if for TV or cinema, and probably released somewhere between 2000 - 2017. I think it’s a sci-fi and not horror.

  • Not gonna make an answer since its not much to go on but you could be misremembering the scene in Soldier when the windstorm blew a man towards a giant fan – Revenant Jul 20 '18 at 2:22
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    I definitely could be misremembering but I'm pretty sure it's not Soldier, though thanks anyway (: – anon18 Jul 20 '18 at 2:42
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    Fortress? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fortress_(1992_film) – RichS Jul 20 '18 at 6:47
  • That's not it either, sorry, but thank you for trying to help (: – anon18 Jul 20 '18 at 12:05
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    Can you remember any of the proper science-fiction elements? A description of the world or the setting around the characters, perhaps? Maybe some memorable props/equipment they used? – Steve-O Jul 20 '18 at 13:34

However, I actually came back to this question, because I realized the description reminded me of the seventh season episode of Stargage: SG-1, "Orpheus."

While meditating with Teal’c, Daniel has another vision of Rya’c in a Jaffa version of a concentration camp.

This vision includes this in-ground wheel mechanism that appears to be part of the mining operation at the slave camp where Rya'c and Bra’tacn are imprisoned.

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Per the querent's comment above this is apparently Alien Arrival (original title, Arrowhead), a low budget 2016 Australian science fiction film.

Per Wikipedia:

While escaping a political prison on a mining colony, Kye Cortland is forced to amputate his foot to save himself and the other prisoners from being torn apart by the mining machinery. Cortland is recruited to join the rebellion against General Lang, who won a civil war against General Hatch. Hatch explains to Cortland that his father, an important figure to the rebellion, is scheduled to be executed in several months on the anniversary of Lang's victory. Hatch wants Cortland, an accomplished pilot, to hijack a scientific vessel, retrieve its data, and use it to help Hatch free Cortland's father. Cortland receives a cybernetic foot and agrees.


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