La Chambre Verte (The Green Room)
La Chambre Verte (The Green Room) (1979)

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… More

Rated: PG
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Release Date: September 14, 1979
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Critic Score: 43% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Gary Arnold
Washington Post

"The Green Room" may deserve a special place in the annals of misbegotten literary adaptations.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

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.

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Iseems his darkest work, and the odd contrast between the florid and the frigid is truly disconcerting.

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Vincent Canby
New York Times

It is a most demanding, original work and one must meet it on its own terms, without expectations of casual pleasures.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

More neurotic than poetic.

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Time Out

Truffaut's lack of range as an actor is not helped by the script's purple prose.

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TV Guide

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 57% Flixster User Reviews
Eric Broome
"The Green Room" is one of director Francois Truffaut's most obscure features. Deservedly so, perhaps. Truffaut himself stars as Julien Davenne,… More