La Chambre Verte (The Green Room)
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La Chambre Verte (The Green Room)
The Green Room (La Chambre Verte) is perhaps the least well-known of Francois Truffaut's 1970s films. Truffaut himself stars as Julien Davenne, a WW I-era journalist obsessed with death. As his friends drop like flies on the battlefield, Davenne's obsessions overwhelm him. At war's end, he devotes all his energies to building a special shrine to his fallen comrades. No matter how elaborate this shrine becomes, it will always pale in comparison to its counterpart in Davenne's own home, constructed in the memory of his late wife. He briefly comes out of his morbid shell when he… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 50%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"It is a most demanding, original work and one must meet it on its own terms, without expectations of casual pleasures."
‑ Vincent Canby, New York Times
"More neurotic than poetic."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Truffaut's lack of range as an actor is not helped by the script's purple prose."
‑ , Time Out
"Francois Truffaut's testimony of obsession, The Green Room, is perhaps the most unheralded film of his career, and surely one of his most personal."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Truffaut is attempting a philosophical disquisition on the presence of the lost, the ways in which the dead remain a part of our lives, but his theme can't escape the morbid eccentricity of his characters."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"Iseems his darkest work, and the odd contrast between the florid and the frigid is truly disconcerting."
‑ , Film4
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