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F-0175

Title:

White Room

Category:

S

Produced:

1990

Country:

Canada

Released:

Film: Jul 1991 (Sweden)

Director:

Patricia Rozema

Writer:

Patricia Rozema

Actors:

Kate Nelligan (Jane); Maurice Godin (Norm); Margot Kidder (Madelaine X); Sheila McCarthy (Zelda); Barbara Gordon (Mrs. Gentle); Nicky Guadagni (Narrator - voice); Stuart Aikins (Casting Director); Harold Luft (Mr. Gentle); David Ferry (Record Executive); Tracy Moore (Record Executive); Erika Ritter (Radio Interviewer); Ziggy Lorenc (TV Interviewer); David Pressault (Flamenco Dancer); Dwayne McLean (Attacker); Sandy Creighton (Woman on Steps)

Description:

Norm, a confused young man, lives two lives, one in and one out of reality. One night, he witnesses the murder of rock video star Madelaine X and feels guilty, as he did nothing to prevent it. At Madelaine's funeral, he meets a mysterious woman in black. Norm then gets a job at a news stand through a Cindy Lauper like girl called Zelda. They discuss the mystery around Madelaine's death. (Blair Stannard)

The troubled Norm lives with his parents and during the night he peeps women in their houses. When he witnesses the murder of the rock star Madelaine X, he feels partially guilty since he only called the police and did not help her. Norm decides to leave home and tells his parents that he is going to write a book. While looking for a job, he meets Zelda and she offers a work in her news stand to him. When Norm meets Jane, he follows her and offers to work as gardener in her house in the country and they fall in love for each other. When Norm discloses the secret that Jane actually dubbed Madelaine X, he writes the draft of a book with the true story and tragic consequences. (Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil)

Language:

English

TT:

110 min (Sweden) / 90 min (UK)

J.S. Bach's Music:

Lightnings & Thunders Chorale, from Matthäus-Passion BWV 244
Lloyd Bradshaw Choral Singers

Format:

Film: Color

Company:

Film: Vos Productions Inc.

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Source/Links: IMDB
Contributor: Aryeh Oron (November 2007)

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