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The Mystery of the Yellow Room (2003)

Le mystère de la chambre jaune (original title)
A woman is sleeping in her bedroom. Her room can not be opened from the outside, but only from inside. When suddenly one night somebody attempted to murder her. Before the police arrived ... See full summary »


Bruno Podalydès


Gaston Leroux (novel), Bruno Podalydès


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Denis Podalydès ... Joseph Rouletabille
Jean-Noël Brouté Jean-Noël Brouté ... Sainclair
Claude Rich ... Le juge De Marquet
Scali Delpeyrat ... Le greffier
Sabine Azéma ... Mathilde Stangerson
Michael Lonsdale ... Stangerson
Julos Beaucarne Julos Beaucarne ... Le père Jacques
Olivier Gourmet ... Robert Darzac
Pierre Arditi ... Inspecteur Frédéric Larsan
Isabelle Candelier Isabelle Candelier ... Madame Bernier
Dominique Parent Dominique Parent ... Monsieur Bernier
George Aguilar ... Petit-Pied, le garde-chasse
Patrick Ligardes Patrick Ligardes ... Le brigadier
Sylvain Solustri Sylvain Solustri ... William, homme en noir
Vincent Vedo Velli Vincent Vedo Velli ... Marcel, homme en noir


A woman is sleeping in her bedroom. Her room can not be opened from the outside, but only from inside. When suddenly one night somebody attempted to murder her. Before the police arrived the killer fled and was not to be found. The police come to investigate who the killer is and how did he get inside. Written by lovethebook

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery


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Belgium | France



Release Date:

11 June 2003 (Belgium) See more »

Also Known As:

The Mystery of the Yellow Room See more »

Filming Locations:

Nièvre, France


Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$22,047 (Belgium), 20 June 2003
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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an original, well-done crime/mystery film
1 September 2003 | by mstorm514See all my reviews

I saw this movie at a film festival. I had read the book, too. This movie has several qualities: the actors are very good, the setting is typical, and the script is very well done. The storyline is quite good, it's about a journalist trying to outsmart a detective by solving a seemly solutionless crime. The movie added a nice comic touch that the book just didn't have. The clumsy photographer is a good comic relief from the crime/drama part of the movie, and blends well into making the movie so well-balanced. Also, all characters are so unique, so different from each other, that this movie distinguishes itself from many movies where character development is not as important.

All movies have faults though. The plot of this movie is a little far-fetched, and that gets frustrating, because I like to try to guess the outcome of movies when I watch them. Also, some doubts remain at the end about some elements. This could be good, could be bad, depends on what you like to see. So the only person who truly understands everything is Rouletabille, the journalist, and until he tells us, it's virtually impossible to know. It's both suspenseful and irritating.

Overall, pretty good, yet no social involvement or hidden message. Just good old entertainment, for those of you who like crime movies. 8/10

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