The Room – France | Luxembourg | Belgium, 2019 – initial reviews

 

The Room is a 2019 horror feature film about a couple that buys an isolated house with a strange room that grants wishes.

Directed by Christian Volckman (Renaissance) from a screenplay co-written with Eric Forestier, the movie stars Olga Kurylenko (Mara; Vampire Academy) Kevin Janssens (Revenge; Stormforce), Marianne Bourg, Francis Chapman and John Flanders.

Plot:

While moving into their new home, a couple discovers a strange secret room, whose interior holds the power to make everything they want a reality.

One day, they to ask the room to grant them the child they haven’t been able to have. However, their initial happiness from this blessing will have unforeseen consequences. As they say: careful what you wish for.

Release:

The film’s world premiere of The Room was at the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival on 15th April 2019.

Reviews [click links to read more]:

” …the moral tale of a shallow, greedy and selfish couple and the results of their ugly actions, but the lesson which “The Room” tries to teach us gets lost in all the chaos, as it goes so out of control at some point that not even the leads’ efforts, forced tension, or the cool, if limited setting, can’t save the film’s bold ambitions.” CineMarvellous!

Cast and characters:

  • Olga Kurylenko … Kate
  • Kevin Janssens … Matt
  • Marianne Bourg … Suzanne
  • Francis Chapman … Shane
  • John Flanders … John Doe
  • Carole Weyers … Madeline Shaeffer
  • Éric Gigout … Mental Patient in Riverview Hospital
  • Michaël Kahya … Mr Schaeffer
  • Joshua Wilson … Shane – Aged Eight

Production companies:

  • Bidibul Productions
  • Les Films du Poisson
  • Versus Production

Technical details:

100 minutes

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