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The Blue Room (2014)

La chambre bleue (original title)
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In their blue hotel room, a clandestine couple of two married lovers plan an impossible future, as death shutters their already frail tranquillity. Now, the noose tightens more and more around innocents and sinners; but, was there a crime?

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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Storyline

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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

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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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Soundtracks

Chaconne - Partita for Violin No.2 (BWV 1004)
By Johann Sebastian Bach (as Bach)
Transcribed for piano by Ferruccio Busoni (as Busoni)
Performed by Itamar Golan
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cold
25 January 2015 | by VincentiuSee all my reviews

not an ordinary adaptation. the spirit of many contemporary French films. Mathieu Amalric using same tools to build his character. a Simenon in different manner. a cold film about relationship and decisions, about guilty and events who has a strange touching manner to surprise the viewer not for evolution of events but for the attitudes of characters. a film of silence and guilty out of facts. because it preserves the Greek mark of destiny, the poetry of things, the emotions as a kind of fog. nothing clear, each detail as part of a sort of ambiguity and slow rhythm of events. a film with a specific target who could seems be boring for many. but useful with few drops of patience. and with a crumb of interest for Simenon universe.


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