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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 »

Director:

Patricia Rozema

Writer:

Patricia Rozema
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kate Nelligan ... Jane
Maurice Godin ... Norm
Margot Kidder ... Madelaine X
Sheila McCarthy ... Zelda
Barbara Gordon Barbara Gordon ... Mrs. Gentle
Nicky Guadagni ... Narrator (voice)
Stuart Aikins Stuart Aikins ... Casting Director
Harold Luft Harold Luft ... Mr. Gentle
David Ferry ... Record Executive
Tracy Moore Tracy Moore ... Record Executive
Erika Ritter Erika Ritter ... Radio Interviewer
Ziggy Lorenc Ziggy Lorenc ... TV Interviewer
David Pressault David Pressault ... Flamenco Dancer
Dwayne McLean Dwayne McLean ... Attacker
Sandy Creighton Sandy Creighton ... Woman on Steps
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Storyline

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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Drama

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 November 1990 (Canada) See more »

Also Known As:

A fehér szoba See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vos Productions Inc. See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Soundtracks

A Certain Slant of Light
Written by Mark Korven & Patricia Rozema
Lyrics based on the poetry of Emily Dickinson
Performed by Cherie Camp
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Modern-day Magic !
17 December 2002 | by phuturephantasySee all my reviews

A refreshingly wonderful film with real depth and beauty, in these days when most films are all-out action and violence this hidden little beauty is a breath of fresh air. Dig this one out at the earliest opportunity and watch it in a quiet room with the lights dimmed and a glass of wine in hand and let it whisk you away on a journey of childlike innocence.


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