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Room

Room-posterDirector: Lenny Abrahamson

Writer: Emma Donoghue (screenplay and novel)

Cast: Brie Larson, Jacob Tremblay, Sean Bridgers

Cert: 15

Running time: 118mins

Year: 2015


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What’s the story: Told through the eyes of 5-year-old Jack (Jacob Tremblay) this is the story of his life and his mother (Brie Larson). Since birth a brutal captor has held them in a 10m by 10m room. Ma tries to create a typical childhood for her son, teaching him about life through television and limited supplies. Once she realises young Jack is physically ready to escape their prison a daring plan is hatched and the real world is in touch. However will Jack and his mother be able to adjust to freedom?

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What’s the verdict:

Inspired by the harrowing case of Joseph Fritzl, Emma Donoghue has adapted her multiple award winn...

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The World of Kanako

World of Kanako - Nakashima - posterDirector: Tetsuya Nakashima

Writer: Tetsuya Nakashima (screenplay) Akio Fukamachi (novel)

Cast: Koji Yakusho, Miki Nakatani, Nana Komatsu, Jun Kunimura, Hiroya Shimizu, Asuka Kurosawa

Cert: 18 TBC

Running time: 118mins

Year: 2014

The lowdown: Ultraviolent, nightmarish thriller from the director of the multi-award winning Confessions, this is too wild and brutal to receive a similar level of love. But, unrelenting and bludgeoning though it may be, Testuya Nakashima’s latest is a phantasmagoric, exhilarating tale of family secrets, madness and murder. And Koji Yakusho’s ex-cop hunting for his missing daughter is one frighteningly memorable monster.

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The full verdict: Director Tetsuya Nakashima dislikes being bound to a single genre and The World of Kanako, his first film since 2010’s Co...

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