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The Forbidden Room ()


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In this non-linear amalgamation, submarine crewmen and a woodsman wend their way through a voyage of odd experiences.

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Cast

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Cesare
Clara Furey ...
Margot
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Marv / Smithy / Mars / Organizer / Mr. Lanyon
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Count Yugh / The Butler / The Dead Father / Guard / Pharmacist
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Jarvis / Dr. Deane / A Husband
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Thadeusz M___ / Ostler
Noel Burton ...
Wolf / Pilot / The Captain
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The Master Passion / Nursemaid / Aunt Chance
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Dr. Deng / Speedy
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Gong
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Bent / Minister of the Interior
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Baron Pappenheim
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The Blind Mother / Clotilde
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The Ostler's Mother
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Saplingjack 1 / Listening Man / Pancho (as Victor Andrés Trelles Turgeon)
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Dr. Warren
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Jane Lanyon
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Alicia Warlock / The Chambermaid
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Florence Labadie
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Squid Thief / Madman / Dr. Moarte-Joc
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Harlan
Kent McQuaid ...
Mason
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Saplingjack 3 / Man with Stones on His Ankles
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Saplingjack 2 / Man with Upturned Face
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Surgeon
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Ukrainian Prisoner
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The Mute Invalid
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Eve
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The Skull-Faced Man
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Woman Skeleton 1
Mistaya Hemingway ...
Woman Skeleton 2
Cynthia Ekoe ...
Woman Skeleton 3 (as Mathilda Ekoe)
Sienna Mazzone ...
Inner Child
Vasco Bailly-Gentaud ...
The Boy
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Xiao
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Mrs. M___
Jean-François Stévenin ...
The Doctor
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Bathing Man
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Nightclub Attendee / Climax Player
Kathia Rock ...
A Mother
Luce Vigo ...
Luce
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Oracle Bones Nurse
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Kim
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Mysterious Necklace Woman
Angela La Muse Senyshyn ...
Bathing Woman 1
Kimmi Melnychuk ...
Bathing Woman 2
Melissa Trainor ...
Forest Nymph
Pamela Iveta ...
Nightclub Attendee / Climax Player
Catherine Treskow ...
A Woman in the Street
John Churchill ...
Karl Le Barron
Matthew Comeau ...
Scout Doctor
Alexandre Skeret ...
POW Scout
Sherpa Macilu ...
Nils
Miguel Eduardo Cueva ...
Father's Posthumous Buddy
Arthur Holden ...
Auctioneer
Marie-Sophie Roy ...
Sue
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Bud
Victoire Du Bois ...
Lotte
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Sister
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The Crooner (voice)

Directed by

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Guy Maddin
Evan Johnson ... (co-director)

Written by

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Guy Maddin ... (writer) &
Evan Johnson ... (writer) &
Bob Kotyk ... (writer) (as Robert Kotyk)
 
John Ashbery ... (poetry)
 
Kim Morgan ... (additional writer)
 
Kim Morgan ... (story editor)

Produced by

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Pascal Barneville ... associate producer: KIDAM
David Christensen ... executive producer / producer
François-Pierre Clavel ... executive producer / line producer: KIDAM
Olivia Cooper Hadjian ... line producer: Centre Pompidou
Jean Du Toit ... supervising producer
Bastien Ehouzan ... associate producer: KIDAM
Niv Fichman ... executive producer
Phoebe Greenberg ... producer
Emmanuelle-Claude Heroux ... supervising producer
Liz Jarvis ... supervising producer (as Elizabeth Jarvis)
Phyllis Laing ... producer
Guy Maddin ... producer
Penny Mancuso ... producer
Alexandre Perrier ... associate producer
Jody Shapiro ... executive producer
Jean-Marc Vicariot ... associate producer: KIDAM

Music by

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Galen Johnson
Guy Maddin
Jason Staczek

Cinematography by

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Benjamin Kasulke ... director of photography: Paris
Stéphanie Anne Weber Biron

Film Editing by

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John Gurdebeke

Editorial Department

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Jean-Baptiste Combette ... technical support: grading and digital cinema mastering
Milaine Gamache ... digital intermediate production manager
Nicolae Ilies ... colorist (as Nico Ilies) / colorist
Evan Johnson ... assistant editor
Galen Johnson ... assistant editor
Bob Kotyk ... assistant editor (as Robert Kotyk)
Luciano Martins ... dcp mastering
Mike Olenick ... assistant editor

Casting By

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Rosina Bucci
Alexandre Nazarian

Production Design by

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Galen Johnson

Art Direction by

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Brigitte Henry
Chris Lavis
Maciek Szczerbowski

Costume Design by

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Julie Charland
Olivier Ligen
Elodie Mard-Pasqualini
Yso South

Makeup Department

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Florence Cornet ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Laurence Grosjean ... makeup artist
Élaine Hamel ... makeup artist
Josianne Lacoste ... assistant hair stylist / assistant makeup artist
Anne-Louise Landry ... hair stylist (as Ann-Louise Landry)
Harold Levy ... special makeup effects artist
Julie Poulain ... hair stylist / makeup artist

Production Management

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Bob Kotyk ... post-production manager (as Robert Kotyk)
Joe Laurin ... production manager: Paris
Monique Perro ... production manager: Canada
Christine Saucerotte ... assistant production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fabrice Barrilliet ... first assistant director: Montreal
Nora Jaccaud ... assistant director: Paris
Bob Kotyk ... assistant director: Paris (as Robert Kotyk)
Catherine Lachance ... second assistant director: Montreal
Alexandre Nazarian ... assistant director: Paris

Art Department

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Jasa Baka ... art department key assistant
Mitra Basteth ... art department assistant
Sebastian Becker ... art department assistant
Clémence Bellisson ... props/set dresser
Anna Berezowsky ... art department assistant
Dirk Blouw ... props builder
Luc Bonin ... carpenter
Anne Charlotte ... art department assistant
Piero Cremaschi ... art department assistant
Patricia Crespien ... art department assistant
Tara Desmond ... art department assistant
Marie Fages ... props/set dresser
Hannah Fleet ... art department assistant
Marc Gagnon ... carpenter
Lisa Gamble ... assistant carpenter
Orsten Groom ... art department assistant
Dean Henry ... coordinator
Lara Hirzel ... props / props/set dresser
Cecile Grace Janvier ... props/set dresser
Maya Jarvis ... art department assistant
Eric Le Brec ... carpenter
Gabby Leon ... art department assistant
Geoffrey Levine ... construction foreman
Daphné Loubot ... art department assistant
Jeanne Madic ... art department assistant
Massimo Meo ... art department assistant
Christian Miron ... carpenter
Emma Owen ... art department key assistant
Laura Pardonnet ... props/set dresser
Stéphanie Payne ... art department assistant
Marie-Sophie Roy ... supervisor
Jeong Hwa Ryoo ... art department assistant
Jennifer Small ... props master
Elyssa Stelman ... props builder
Claire Stewart ... art department assistant
Francesca Veneziano ... props/sets backup
Kayla Wemp ... art department assistant

Sound Department

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Gavin Fernandes ... mix consultant
John Gurdebeke ... sound designer
Simon Plouffe ... sound recordist
Vincent Riendeau ... re-recording mixer
David Rose ... sound editor

Visual Effects by

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Evan Johnson ... colour and effects / visual effects supervisor
Galen Johnson ... colour and effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Patrick Brissette ... grip
Andréanne Chartrand-Beaudry ... camera trainee
Sarah Cunningham ... camera operator: Paris / focus puller
Maxime Forget ... key grip
Martin Gaumond ... camera trainee
Thomas Gros ... key grip
Cecile Grace Janvier ... stills photographer: Paris
Bob Kotyk ... installation camera (as Robert Kotyk)
Romain Le Bonniec ... gaffer
Martin Leduc-Poirier ... electrician
Ina Lopez ... first assistant camera / focus puller
Guy Maddin ... camera operator
Kim Morgan ... additional camera
Christian Mouzard ... gaffer
Maxime Robert-Lachaîne ... gaffer
Ryan Simmons ... gaffer: 2nd unit
Falco Taoualit ... focus puller
Julien Teissier ... assistant camera: Paris
Vincent Toi ... stills photographer: Montreal (as Vincent Chung Toi Wong)
Alain Tremblay ... key grip
Laurence Turcotte-Fraser ... camera trainee

Animation Department

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Galen Johnson ... title design

Casting Department

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Rosina Bucci ... casting associate: Montreal Elite Casting
Alexandre Nazarian ... casting associate: Paris

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Wanda Farian ... wardrobe consultant
Olivier Ligen ... costumer
Elodie Mard-Pasqualini ... costumer
Heather Neale ... costumer: 2nd unit
Emmanuelle Pastre ... costume assistant
Jenn Pocobene ... assistant costume designer
Emmanuelle Rochon ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Lucie Bourgouin ... music clearance services: Permission Inc.
John Gurdebeke ... composer: additional music

Other crew

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Myriam Achard ... director pr and development: Centre Phi
Kyle Armstrong ... additional rear-screen footage
Bree Beach ... centre administrator: NFB
Simon Bonami ... technical supervisor: Centre Phi
Frédéric Bougeois-LeBlanc ... production office assistant
Dean Chenoy ... legal services
Chris Clark ... community manager: Centre Phi
Darin Clausen ... centre operations manager: NFB
Caroline Clément ... event manager: Centre Phi
Jean-Baptiste Combette ... technical supervisor
Trevor Cunningham ... pre-production daily crew
Ginette D'Silva ... centre administrator: NFB
Lise Dagenais ... computer graphics
Myriam Daguzan-Bernier ... community manager: Centre Phi
Maryam Decter ... pre-production daily crew
Anabel Dumont ... project manager
Olaf Dux ... pre-production daily crew
Milaine Gamache ... operations manager
Patricia Gaulin ... production accountant: KIDAM
Taria Geras ... production mentor
Pierre Guevremont ... post-production accountant / production accountant: Montreal
Olivier Guévremont ... production office assistant
Leo Haidar ... additional legal services
Gordon Halliday ... financial consultant: Centre Phi
Brigitte Henry ... conceptual artist
Ryan Herdman ... pre-production daily crew
Katelynd Johnston ... pre-production daily crew
Coline Jouvenot ... production assistant: Paris
Éric Julien ... audit services
Christ Keuchkerian ... senior network administrator: Centre Phi
Patricia Kress ... pre-production daily crew
Stéphanie L'Écuyer ... legal counsel: NFB
Alain Lacasse ... audit services
Norma Lachance ... pre-production daily crew
Joe Laurin ... business affairs
Chris Lavis ... conceptual artist
Monique Ledohowski ... production accountant: Paris
Shelley MacDougall ... business affairs coordinator: Buffalo Gal
Jean-Francois Mercille ... network administrator: Centre Phi
Patrick Moise ... director of operations: Centre Phi
Luc Mérineau ... chief creative and communications director: Centre Phi
François Nabos ... data manager: Paris
Marc-André Nadeau ... technical director: Centre Phi
Heather Neale Furneaux ... spanish translation services
Clémentine Nithart ... production assistant: Paris
Becky Pelto ... post-production accountant
Mark Power ... production supervisor: NFB
James Prior ... technical director: DHC
Laura Schadelle ... office manager: Buffalo Gal
Drew Scurfield ... production assistant: Buffalo Gal
Hersh Seth ... pre-production coordinator
Philippe St-Louis ... legal services
Lori Stefaniuk ... pre-production daily crew
Maciek Szczerbowski ... conceptual artist
Sandra Testa ... executive assistant: Centre Phi
Devan Towers ... legal services
Angela Vaags ... pre-production daily crew
Michelle van Beusekom ... director general: english program: NFB
Amelie Vigeant ... post-production coordinator
Faye Yoneda ... production coordinator: NFB
Jade Youngblood ... building manager: Centre Phi

Thanks

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Louise O'Brien-Moran ... special thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that's been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo. As the terrified crew make their way through the corridors of the doomed vessel, they find themselves on a voyage into the origins of their darkest fears.

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Also Known As
  • La chambre interdite (France)
  • El cuarto prohibido (Mexico)
  • Zakazany pokój (Poland)
  • Uždraustas kambarys (Lithuania)
  • A tiltott szoba (Hungary)
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Runtime
  • 130 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Each sequence of The Forbidden Room is based on reviews and summaries of "lost" films, mostly from America in the early to mid-20th century. These films were destroyed intentionally or by natural degredation of the original film stock, and will likely never be seen again. Guy Maddin realized the only way he'd be able to see these lost movies was to make them himself. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The 1000 Eyes of Dr. Maddin (2015). See more »
Soundtracks Verklärte Nacht See more »
Quotes Count Yugh: Please doctor, you must help me. I am plagued by bottoms.
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