The Blue Room (La chambre bleue)
- 76 min
- Directed by: Mathieu Amalric
- Cast: Mathieu Amalric, Léa Drucker, Stéphanie Cléau
- Language: French
- UK release: 9 September 2016
Married family man Julien (Amalric) and pharmacist's wife Esther (Cleau) meet every Thursday in a hotel room to carry on their passionate affair, but then Julien becomes the prime suspect in a crime. Elegantly crafted but sketchy and insubstantial thriller, which never quite conveys the all-consuming intensity of the affair.
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Reviews & features
The Blue Room5 Sep 2016
Despite great performances, Mathieu Amalric's adaptation of Georges Simenon's Sixties novella lacks passion and depth
Georges Simenon's spare, unsentimental 1964 novella The Blue Room brings an icy detachment to chronicling the consequences of white hot passion, with echoes of James M. Cain, affinities with Chabrol and intimations of Fatal Attraction…
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