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'The Little Bedroom' a deft exploration of melancholy, loss
'The Little Bedroom' a deft exploration of melancholy, loss

Hollywood may be shortchanging the adult audience, but the rest of the world has not followed suit. "The Little Bedroom," an unheralded film from Switzerland, is a small-scale gem of a movie, both dramatically aware and psychologically astute. Starring 89-year-old master French actor Michel Bouquet ("Renoir," "How I Killed My Father") in what might well be his final leading role, "Bedroom" deals with the melancholy of different kinds of loss. Powerfully but delicately acted, the film concerns itself with the necessity as well as the limits of human connection as it introduces two individuals who find themselves at different, equally painful...

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