VIENNA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL: OCTOBER 25 – NOVEMBER 8, 2018

Chambre bleue

V' 14

La Chambre bleue

The Blue Room

Mathieu Amalric
F, 2014
Fiction, 76min, OmeU

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La Chambre bleue

Mathieu Amalric
F, 2014
Fiction, 76min, OmeU

Actors: 
Léa Drucker
Delphine Gahyde
Mathieu Amalric
Julien Gahyde
Stéphanie Cléau
Esther Despierre
Laurent Poitrenaux
Prosecutor
Serge Bozon
Chief of Police
Contributors: 
Original novel
«La Chambre bleue» by Georges Simenon (1963)
Screenplay: 
Stéphanie Cléau
Mathieu Amalric
Sound: 
Olivier Mauvezin
Séverin Favriau
Stéphane Thiébaut
Camera: 
Christophe Beaucarne
Editor: 
François Gedigier
Composer: 
Grégoire Hetzel
Decoration: 
Christophe Offret

Production: 
Alfama Films Production, Film(S), Arte France Cinéma
World Sales: 
Alfama Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Filmladen Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

A man and a woman, secretly in love, alone in a room. They desire each other, want each other, even bite each other. In the afterglow, they share a few sweet nothings. The man at least seems to believe they were nothing. Now under investigation by the police and the courts, Julien fails to find the words. What happened? What is he accused of ?
“When he wrote this novel in 1963, in Epalinges in Switzerland, Simenon was in a phase of permanent self-flagellation, such as ‘Women are witches, I shouldn’t have done it.’ It is a novel of punishment regarding sexuality – or regarding his own exuberant sexuality. And with Stephanie Cléau – who adapted the novel with me – we tried to erase it as we could.” (Mathieu Amalric)