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The Woman in the Room (1983)

She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare.

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She is incurable ill. But she cannnot die. Only her son, a lawyer, could bring her relief. When he decides, to do so, starts his personal nightmare. Written by Franz-Josef Brinkkoetter <franjo@amclust2.amclust.mcnet.de>

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From the works of Stephen King. A film by Frank Darabont.
7 August 2005 | by (Sacramento, CA) – See all my reviews

The Woman in the Room (1983) was a decent debut for future male weepy film maker Frank Darabont. The future king of chick-flicks-for-guys makes total use of a shoe string budget and directed a surprisingly watchable film. Unlike the other film that was included on the tape, this one follows the original story (found in the short story collection Night Shift).

A man is being feeling conflicted over a decision he feels that he must do. His mother is dying of a fatal illness. Everyday he visits he and watches her waste away. The doctors can't do anything for her except kill her pain. But the mother doesn't want to live like this anymore and asks him to help her. Can the good son make his mother's final request come true? What is her final wish? To find out you'll just have to watch THE WOMAN IN THE ROOM!

Like I said in the beginning. A nice adaptation that was made on a minuscule budget. Not a masterpiece but a nice short.

Recommended for Stephen King film fans.


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