The Blue Room trailer (9.28.14 release)

You may be familiar with French actor Mathieu Amalric (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Quantum of Solace, Cosmopolis, The Grand Budapest Hotel, Munich, A Secret, Love Is the Perfect Crime, the Mesrine films), but I believe this is his first theatrical feature as a director (he’s done a bunch of shorts and some television work).  It’s an adaptation of a book by acclaimed French crime novelist Georges Simenon, who happens to be the 20th century’s most widely published author, but who probably isn’t read in the States as much as he is in Europe.  Simenon was friends with the likes of Jean Renoir, Jean Cocteau, Federico Fellini, and Henry Miller.  The Blue Room looks really fantastic, and I’m guessing it’s not presently on most Americans’ radar.

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