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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 »

Director:

François Truffaut

Writers:

François Truffaut (screenplay), Jean Gruault (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
François Truffaut ... Julien Davenne
Nathalie Baye ... Cecilia Mandel
Jean Dasté ... Bernard Humbert
Patrick Maléon Patrick Maléon ... Georges
Jeanne Lobre Jeanne Lobre ... Mme Rambaud (as Jane Lobre)
Antoine Vitez ... Bishop's secretary
Jean-Pierre Moulin Jean-Pierre Moulin ... Gerard Mazet
Serge Rousseau Serge Rousseau ... Paul Masigny
Jean-Pierre Ducos Jean-Pierre Ducos ... Priest in the mortuary room
Annie Miller Annie Miller ... Genevieve Mazet
Nathan Miller Nathan Miller ... Genevieve Mazet's son
Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville Marie-Jaoul de Poncheville ... Yvonne Mazet (as Marie Jaoul)
Monique Dury Monique Dury ... Monique
Laurence Ragon Laurence Ragon ... Julie Davenne
Marcel Berbert Marcel Berbert ... Dr. Jardine
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Storyline

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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In the Green Room everyone can hear you scream. But no one will help.

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Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

5 April 1978 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Vanishing Fiancee, aka The Green Room See more »

Filming Locations:

Caen, Calvados, France See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

Julien Davenne: How can the dead hope to remain if they aren't remembered by those who survived?
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Truffaut's most personal film
17 November 2004 | by gabrielsangelSee all my reviews

I was very impressed, when I watched this movie for the first time. I only knew Truffaut's most popular films (like Jules et Jim or Fahrenheit 451) by then. This film is so completely different than the ones mentioned above. I think Truffaut shows us his inner-self by playing the role of Julien Davenne, a journalist obsessed with the idea of building an altar for his dead. The audience gets a direct access to his feelings and thoughts about life and death. This film is a chance to understand Truffaut and his work better. He knew that the film would not be a box-office hit, but that was not important to Truffaut. He liked the short-stories by Henry James and just did what he wanted to. In my opinion Truffaut did a beautiful job by making this film. I think this film demands very much from its viewers. "The Green Room" provokes a self-reflection in the viewer. The viewer has to deal with his own attitude towards life and death. So this is not an easy film to watch. But if you want a film that differs from all the high-tech, action-loaded movies of the present that simultaneously gives you a very personal access to the man who made it, "The Green Room" is a good choice.


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