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Room of Death (2007)

La chambre des morts (original title)
Two unemployed computer technicians discover 2 million euros next to a dead body in a field of windmills.

Director:

Alfred Lot

Writers:

Alfred Lot, Franck Thilliez (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mélanie Laurent ... Lucie Hennebelle
Éric Caravaca ... Moreno / Pierre Norman
Gilles Lellouche ... Sylvain
Jonathan Zaccaï ... Vigo
Laurence Côte Laurence Côte ... Alex
Céline Sallette ... Annabelle
Fanny Cottençon ... La mère de Lucie
Nathalie Richard ... Raphaelle
Jean-François Stévenin Jean-François Stévenin ... Léon
Stéphane Jobert Stéphane Jobert ... Raviez
Antoine Oppenheim Antoine Oppenheim ... Colin
Alexandre Carrière Alexandre Carrière ... Stan
Jean-Pierre Gos ... Van Boost
Delphine Benattard Delphine Benattard ... Nathalie (as Delphine Benattar)
Jacques Herlin ... Marceau
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Storyline

Two unemployed computer technicians discover 2 million euros next to a dead body in a field of windmills. The money that they find deepens their pre-existing dominator-dominated relationship. The next day, a young blind girl is found dead near the site of the discovery and it seems that the stolen money had been intended to pay her ransom. Another child is then kidnapped and the police carry out an investigation, in particular a young sergeant who is fascinated by the tragic event. Written by Ulf Kjell Gür

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Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 November 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Room of Death See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Cunar, the man killed by accident by Vigo and Sylvain at the beginning of the movie was played by Jacques Hinstin, the movie's executive producer. See more »

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Written by Nathaniel Méchaly and C. Walker
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Very intense thriller
6 July 2008 | by abisioSee all my reviews

With a few situations similar to the Silence of the Lamb; LA CHAMBRE DES MORTS is able to become a complete different and original thriller. Two men hit with a car a person (and kill him) carrying a bag full of money. They take the money and dispose the body however that money was the ransom for a kidnapped girl who is murdered. Another girl, a diabetic one, is kidnapped so a police woman and her partner follow the case. The story follows different directions; the two men who stole the money, the kidnappers, the police and even the kidnapped girl in a brief escape attempt to cross paths near the end. The investigation in itself is realistically resolved; which somewhat drags the first half of the movie. During the second half, several very intense situations raise the tension towards a final act, somewhat similar (but far from equal) to the Jonathan Demme's film. Melanie Laurent, gives an interesting performance as the single mother of two babies' police woman; trying to take care of her siblings while trying to find the killers. While the rest of the cast keeps the level above average. It is important to note that while the gore and violence level are not high; some situations and images are very intense. The movie was rated OVER 12 YEARS OLD in France; which is something like an R here in USA.


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