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MYSTERY OF THE YELLOW ROOM, THE

AKA LE MYSTˆRE DE LA CHAMBRE JAUNE

Director : BRUNO PODALYDˆS

Status: Completed

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Synopsis
Short synopsis

Who tried to kill the beautiful Mathilde at the Ch¢teau du Glandier?
What was the assassin’s motive?
And how did he escape?

Wry, sophisticated, ludic, Bruno Podalydes’ captivating comedy-thriller exploits and subverts the clichés of the whodunnit. With a sparkling cast and razor-sharp mis-en-scene, Podalydes spins a dazzling, consummately stylish web of mystery and murder, reminiscent of 8 Femmes and Robert Altman’s Gosford Park.

Long synopsis

Following the attempted murder of Mathilde, beautiful daughter of the renowned Professor Stangerson, Joseph Rouletabille, a young reporter, accompanied by his photographer friend Sainclair, visits the Ch¢teau du Glandier to try and shed some light on the mystery.

Whowas the attacker?
Whatis his motive?
And, above all,
howdid he manage to escape from the locked Yellow Room?

The suspicions of redoubtable Inspector Frédéric Larsan, called in to investigate, fall heavily on Darzac, Mathilde Stangerson’s fiancé¦

Wry, sophisticated, ludic, Bruno Podalyd¨s’ captivating comedy-thriller both exploits and subverts all the clichés of the country house whodunnit. With the aid of a sparkling cast and razor-sharp mise-en-sc¨ne, Podalyd¨s effortlessly creates a dazzling, visually sumptuous and consummately stylish web of mystery and murder, powerfully reminiscent of Alain Resnais and the seductive world of Robert Altman’s Gosford Park.