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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 »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Julien Gahyde
... Delphine Gahyde
... Esther Despierre
Laurent Poitrenaux ... Le juge d'instruction
Serge Bozon ... Le gendarme
Blutch ... Le psychologue
Mona Jaffart ... Suzanne Gahyde
Véronique Alain ... La mère de Nicolas
Paul Kramer ... L'avocat de Julien
Alain Fraitag ... L'avocat d'Esther
Christelle Pichon ... La greffière du juge
... Le brigadier
Olivier Mauvezin ... Nicolas Despierre
Alexandre Patoyt ... Le postier
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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$21,809, 3 October 2014, Limited Release

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$231,186, 7 November 2014
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reworking the traditional crime drama
17 March 2016 | by See all my reviews

Julien Gahyde (Mathieu Amalric) and Esther Despierre are former classmates and having an affair. Julien is married to Delphine with a daughter Suzanne. When Esther's pharmacist husband is found dead, Julien is brought in by the police for an interview. Then Delphine is found dead and the police suspects poisoning.

I find this a muddled, confused, and flat telling of a possible murder mystery. The odd thing is that it's deliberately muddled, confused and flat. It's reworking the traditional crime drama. It's admirable but I don't think it works. The tension is all gone. There are no thrills. I don't think we even see the dead bodies. Mathieu Amalric is a great actor but the flat telling keeps the audience at a distance from the characters. There are moments where one gets glimpses something deeper in his character but he keeps the mask on for most of the movie. It's hard to say if the truth is revealed and that's kind of the point of the movie.


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