La petite chambre

Switzerland, Luxembourg

Synopsis

This is a story of the heart. Edmond’s is no longer strong. But it still beats with an independence which fights against the very idea of entering a retirement home, while at the same time refusing help from Rose, his home carer. Nonetheless she stands up to him. She knows the tumult that a heart undergoes when it is forced to accept the unacceptable. Hers hasn’t yet healed. One day, however, a bad fall forces Edmond to accept Rose’s support…

Director's Statement

In this LITTLE ROOM we want to tell a story, the story of two people who have a priori nothing in common. Edmond is an old man at the end of his life, Rose a young woman who cannot give life. Each enclosed in their solitude, they both feel useless and lost. Thanks to their bad temper they will find a common path of understanding and unexpected complicity. We are fascinated by the characters that convey life through their imperfect humanity, through their blunders and unintended clashes. This is what happens with Edmond and Rose. Despite their mutual suffering, they still deliver a message of hope.
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Cast & Crew

Directed by: Véronique Reymond, Stéphanie Chuat

Written by: Véronique Reymond, Stéphanie Chuat

Produced by: Ruth Waldburger

Cinematography: Pierre Milon

Editing: Thierry Faber, Marie-Hélène Dozo

Production Design: Daniel Raduta

Original Score: Emre Sevindik

Cast: Eric Caravaca, Michel Bouquet, Florence Loiret-Caille

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2011