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The Green Room (1978)

La chambre verte (original title)
PG | | Drama | 5 April 1978 (France)
A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago. He gathered in the green room all Julie's objects. When a fire destroys ... See full summary »

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Julien Davenne
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Cecilia Mandel
Jean Dasté ...
Bernard Humbert
Patrick Maléon ...
Georges
Jeanne Lobre ...
Mme Rambaud (as Jane Lobre)
Antoine Vitez ...
Bishop's secretary
Jean-Pierre Moulin ...
Gerard Mazet
Serge Rousseau ...
Paul Masigny
Jean-Pierre Ducos ...
Priest in the mortuary room
Annie Miller ...
Genevieve Mazet
Nathan Miller ...
Genevieve Mazet's son
Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville ...
Yvonne Mazet (as Marie Jaoul)
Monique Dury ...
Monique
Laurence Ragon ...
Marcel Berbert ...
Dr. Jardine
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A French little town, at the end of the twenties. Julien Davenne is a journalist whose wife Julie died a decade ago. He gathered in the green room all Julie's objects. When a fire destroys the room, he renovates a little chapel and devotes it to Julie and his other dead persons. Written by Yepok

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The photos on the chapel wall consist of François Truffaut's friends and idols, such as Jeanne Moreau, Oskar Werner, Jean Cocteau, Guillaume Apollinaire, Oscar Wilde and Henry James, the author of the story on which the film is based, as well as Maurice Jaubert, whose music is used in the film. See more »

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Julien Davenne: How can the dead hope to remain if they aren't remembered by those who survived?
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What about the kid ?
7 May 2014 | by (amsterdam) – See all my reviews

Most reviews here are positive, and luckily so: this is a tremendous film. Thought provoking, even disturbing a bit. And wonderfully photographed by Maestro Nestor Almendros. The film simply looks stupendous !

What seems odd is that not one review here, against or for this film, mentions the mute child.

Is there significance to his part, other than to show that Julien Davenne cannot communicate with the world except in obituaries and in sign language ? It is hard to tell, but the role played by the blonde kid is quite poetic, and maybe for that reason alone an asset for this 'La Chambre Verte', which is as wonderful as it is unsettling.


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