THE BLUE ROOM  / LA CHAMBRE BLEUE

2015 ARCHIVE

Director: Mathieu Amalric
Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau, Laurent Poitrenaux
Country: France
Year: 2014
Genre: Drama / Thriller
Duration: 76 minutes
Rating: M – nudity and sex scenes

“A speedy film, as lively as director Mathieu Amalric himself.”

Huffington Post

Synopsis

Julien and his mistress are alone in a blue hotel room. Together, they share a few sweet nothings. At least, Julien seems to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, he fails to find the words. What happened? What is he accused of?

Based on Georges Simenon’s critically-acclaimed novel, The Blue Room is a gripping film about passion, betrayal and their inevitable consequences. Directed by and starring The Diving Bell and the Butterfly’s Mathieu Amalric, the film is a haunting and intimate tale that shifts from sensual moments in the hotel to life beyond the blue room, and a crime that will trigger the collapse of the walls separating Julien’s two lives. Will he survive unscathed?

The renowned actor-turned-auteur shares screenwriting credits with one of the film’s stars, his real-life partner Stéphanie Cléau, and the film remains faithful to Simenon’s novel tale of an illicit liaison between Julien and his mistress.

Amalric has cleverly blended stellar performances with a deft, non-linear narrative, a superb score by Grégoire Hetzel (Incendies) and masterful suspense to deliver a truly original and unforgettable film.

Trailer

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AUCKLAND – RIALTO

Wed 4 Mar 8:45 PM

AUCKLAND – TAKAPUNA
Mon 23 Feb 8:30 PM
Fri 27 Feb 10:30 AM
Sun 1 Mar 8:30 PM

CHRISTCHURCH
Tue 3 Mar 8:30 PM
Thu 5 Mar 4:30 PM

NELSON
Tue 10 Mar 8:45 PM

TIMARU
Wed 11 Mar 7:30 PM

WELLINGTON
Fri 13 Mar 10:30 PM E
Mon 16 Mar 8:30 PM D

TAURANGA
Wed 18 Mar 8:30 PM

DUNEDIN
Mon 23 Mar 8:30 PM

HAVELOCK NORTH
Mon 23 Mar 8:30 PM

PALMERSTON NORTH
Tue 14 Apr 8:30 PM

HAMILTON
Mon 20 Apr 8:30 PM

E Embassy Theatre
D Deluxe Theatre

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