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Room of Death (2007)

La chambre des morts (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller | 14 November 2007 (France)
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 ... 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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Trivia

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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Oblivious
Written by Nathaniel Méchaly and C. Walker
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An excellent thriller
19 April 2008 | by john13850See all my reviews

I completely disagree with the comment made by the person from UAE. I'm not generally a fan of the horror/thriller genre, but since this a French film, I was willing to give it a shot. It far exceeded my expectations. I'm not going to say anything about the film's plot, because this is one of those movies to see when you don't know anything about it. I'm just going to say that a smart, small distributor should pick this movie up for distribution here in the U.S. I would suggest a title change for the U.S. from the unfortunate "Melody's Smile." Why not use the literal translation from the original French title, which is "The Room of the Dead"? The audience I saw this with in Los Angeles at COL-COA this week was very enthusiastic. This movie is so much better than the by-the-numbers horror thrillers that so many U.S. movie makers crank out. This movie is genuinely creepy and scary.


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Official Sites:

Bac Films [France]

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

14 November 2007 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,120,993
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Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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