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La chambre bleue (2014)

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A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man ... See full summary »

Director:

Mathieu Amalric

Writers:

Stéphanie Cléau (screenplay), Mathieu Amalric (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Mathieu Amalric ... Julien Gahyde
Léa Drucker ... Delphine Gahyde
Stéphanie Cléau ... Esther Despierre
Laurent Poitrenaux Laurent Poitrenaux ... Le juge d'instruction
Serge Bozon Serge Bozon ... Le gendarme
Blutch Blutch ... Le psychologue
Mona Jaffart Mona Jaffart ... Suzanne Gahyde
Véronique Alain Véronique Alain ... La mère de Nicolas
Paul Kramer Paul Kramer ... L'avocat de Julien
Alain Fraitag Alain Fraitag ... L'avocat d'Esther
Christelle Pichon Christelle Pichon ... La greffière du juge
Mustapha Abourachid ... Le brigadier
Olivier Mauvezin Olivier Mauvezin ... Nicolas Despierre
Alexandre Patoyt Alexandre Patoyt ... Le postier
Henri Cherel Henri Cherel ... L'hôtelier
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A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, and even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. At least the man seemed to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, what is he accused of? Written by Cannes Film Festival

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Rated R for sexual content including graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

17 May 2014 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

El cuarto azul See more »

Filming Locations:

La Flèche, Sarthe, France See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$21,809, 3 October 2014, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$231,186, 7 November 2014
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Average Court Days
10 December 2014 | by comicman117See all my reviews

The Blue Room is a French crime drama based on a novel of the same name by Georges Simenon and is directed by the lead actor, Mathieu Amalric. The film opens up in what is later revealed to be a flashback where the main character, Julien (played by Amalric), a married man, recalls his sexual experience with a woman (played by Stephanie Cleau) in a hotel room to the police. Julien is being accused of a crime that he doesn't apparently know anything about. As the film continues, and we go further and further into the story, we find out what actually did happen between this man and woman, as well as, the relationship between this man and his wife, eventually leading to a court case.

The movie's most interesting elements are its story structure, told in flashback, and its use of its musical score. One of my favorite scenes concerns Julien trying to burn some papers and they slowly vanish into the darkness of the ocean. The way this scene is filmed and framed, being intentionally slow, made it very interesting from a filmmaking standpoint.

The musical score is often bombastic, and scenes that aren't really meant to be dramatic carried a melodramatic theme. The score itself goes through different phases, from the very dramatic, to the mysterious, scary and even intimidating. The best use of the score in the film is during a court scene where we see people doing various things all at once. The background piano music fits the theme of this scene particularly well.

This film has good acting from its lead actors and lovely cinematography. If you like stories of adultery and crime, you will not be disappointed, however I found that the film wasn't particularly memorable or anything special overall.


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