Wild Bunch - THE MYSTERY OF THE YELLOW ROOM

Bruno Podalyd¨s

THE MYSTERY OF THE YELLOW ROOM

LE MYSTERE DE LA CHAMBRE JAUNE

Status: Completed

Director(s): Bruno Podalyd¨s

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. Who was the attacker? What is his motive? And, above all, how did 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.

Cast

  • Denis Podalyd¨s, Jean-No«l Brouté, Sabine Azéma, Pierre Arditi, Claude Rich, Olivier Gourmet

Crew

  • Director(s): Bruno Podalyd¨s
  • DP: Christophe Beaucarne
  • Based on the novel from: Gaston Leroux
  • Original Title: LE MYSTERE DE LA CHAMBRE JAUNE
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Crime, Mystery

  • Production company: WHY NOT PRODUCTIONS
  • Production date: 2002
  • Language: French
  • Duration: 118 min

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