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The Mystery of the Yellow Room Movie Review Summary

Actors: Denis Podalydès, Claude Rich, Michael Lonsdale, Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Jean-Noël Brouté, Julos Beaucarne

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Based on the well-known Gaston Leroux novel, LE MYSTERE DE LA CHAMBRE JAUNE (The Mystery of the Yellow Room) is a movie written and directed by Bruno Podalydès in 2003.
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Mathilde Stangerson was attacked in her bedroom. Nobody has been able to come out of the locked room before her father enters to help her. Soon, the judge De Marquet, the police inspector Frédéric Larsan and the journalist Joseph Rouletabille get to the Stangerson castle in order to solve this unusual mystery.


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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 10%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 80%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 10% How difficult to spot villain?    -   Difficult, but some clues given Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's Murder Mystery?    -   Yes What % of story relates directly to the mystery, not the subplot?    -   nearly 100% Special suspect?    -   lover Kind of mystery?    -   skilled citizen investigator

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   journalist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   French

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France Misc setting    -   moving train    -   castle

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   kissing Kind of violence:    -   guns    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--swords/knives Is this movie based on a    -   book

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