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The Oak Room (2020)

During a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled ... See full summary »

Director:

Cody Calahan

Writer:

Peter Genoway
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Cast overview:
RJ Mitte ... Steve
Peter Outerbridge ... Paul
Ari Millen ... Michael
Nicholas Campbell ... Gordon
Martin Roach ... Richard
David Ferry ... Kenneth
Amos Crawley ... Thomas Coward
Avery Esteves ... Young Michael
Coal Campbell Coal Campbell ... Young Gordon
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During a raging snowstorm, a drifter returns home to the blue-collar bar located in the remote Canadian town where he was born. When he offers to settle an old debt with a grizzled bartender by telling him a story, the night's events quickly spin into a dark tale of mistaken identities, double-crosses and shocking violence.

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Coal Campbell, Nicholas Campbell's actual son, plays him as a younger man in the film. See more »

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References Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) See more »

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Atmospheric and effective
21 October 2020 | by ShewattsiSee all my reviews

I saw The Oak Room recently at a local film festival and am very pleased I had the opportunity. This film is set in a bar at closing time during a snow storm. One character tells the other a story, and we go from there. Now whilst some of the acting is a little over the top or unconvincing in places, on the whole this was very well done. The setting of the bar and the snowstorm was done so well that despite being indoors and properly dressed for October, I was cold! The film made me feel cold! The tension was built over the course of the film, with a twist that I wasn't fully expecting. I knocked a couple of stars off as despite fully understanding the plot and twist, things were introduced towards the very end that weren't given proper context. It didn't ruin the film at all, it just felt like a few loose ends. Overall I really enjoyed The Oak Room.


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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 October 2020 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Burlington, Ontario, Canada See more »

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2.35 : 1
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