Annie, in true noir fashion, fatalistically falls in love with a millionaire who is quite bewitched by another lover and is not afraid to show it. In flashback narrative Annie explains that she met ...
Trust Steven Soderbergh to make dangerous and thrilling a safely nostalgic TV show. His film, 'The Quiet Room' is an extension into noir of his SEX, LIES AND VIDEOTAPE subject matter, and provides a bridge between it and his later generic forays: the private, sexual space in the public domain; the Genetesque rites of sex and power, one corrupting the other (and vica versa); the malaise of middle-class inadequacy; the ultimate failure of all relationships because of lack of communication (this film begins the father/daughter problematic essayed so hauntingly in THE LIMEY). Brilliantly, painfully funny, the film is more stylistically imaginative than a TV programme has any right to expect.
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