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White Room (1990)

Norm, a confused young man, lives two lives, one in and one out of reality. One night, he witnesses the murder of rock video star Madelaine X and feels guilty, as he did nothing to prevent ... See full summary »

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Madelaine X
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Zelda
Barbara Gordon ...
Mrs. Gentle
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Stuart Aikins ...
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Harold Luft ...
Mr. Gentle
David Ferry ...
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Tracy Moore ...
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Erika Ritter ...
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Ziggy Lorenc ...
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David Pressault ...
Flamenco Dancer
Dwayne McLean ...
Attacker
Sandy Creighton ...
Woman on Steps
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Norm, a confused young man, lives two lives, one in and one out of reality. One night, he witnesses the murder of rock video star Madelaine X and feels guilty, as he did nothing to prevent it. At Madelaine's funeral, he meets a mysterious woman in black. Norm then gets a job at a news stand through a Cindy Lauper like girl called Zelda. They discuss the mystery around Madelaine's death. Written by Blair Stannard <stannard@sonetis.com>

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A little-known gem
23 October 2001 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Surprisingly there isn't a review yet for this little gem, so I might as well write one as I thought the film was excellent. I first saw this film on British TV about 10 years ago, and have watched it several times on video since. It is one of my favourite films.

I think I liked it so much because I identified with the main character, Norm. He is living a directionless life until he witnesses a brutal murder of a famous rock star who he spies on at night. This drives him to change his life and move to the big city, where he meets a mysterious woman at the rock star's funeral. Their relationship is fascinating to observe - they both have problems (she is extremely reclusive) but gradually learn to trust one another.

This film is very well directed by Patricia Rozema, and has excellent performances from Maurice Godin, and the staggeringly beautiful Kate Nelligan. Unfortunately it also has one of the most irritating characters of any film I have ever seen, Zelda, who nearly spoils everything, for both me and the main characters!

9/10


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