Suicide Room (Sala Samobójców)

Dominik is a 'normal' teenager who seems to have it all; many friends, the prettiest girl in school and wealthy parents. But, one day at a party, a kiss turns everything around. Disappointed by his school friends, he takes refuge in the virtual world where he meets Sylwia, the founder of a community of suicidal teenagers. She leads Dominik into a dangerous game - trapped by his feelings and finding no help in the real world, he risks losing everything for what started off as a game.

First feature film by Jan Komasa, one of the most talented Polish directors of the young generation. For the first time in Poland, he has managed to create a movie in which the virtual world of avatars is almost as important as the real scenes with actors. It took it more than a year to finalize the animation part which lasts around 30mn. Due to the shocking story, this film is reserved for 16 years old and not advised for people with weak nerves.

Awards: Gdynia Film Festival 2011 (Silver Lions), Included in the Panorama section of Berlinale 2011

Suicide Room ('Sala Samobójców', Poland, 2010) / Directed by Jan Komasa / Casting: Jakub Gierszal, Roma Gasiorowska, Agata Kulesza / Drama, 110 min, English subtitles.

Dominik est un garçon sans histoires qui semble ne manquer de rien : il a beaucoup d'amis, la plus jolie fille au lycée et des parents aisés. Mais un jour pendant une soirée, un baiser fait tout basculer. Déçu par ses camarades il se réfugie dans le monde virtuel - il y fait la connaissance de Sylwia, qui a fondé une communauté de suicidaires en puissance. Dominik se laisse entraîner par elle dans un jeu dangereux - pris au piège de ses sentiments et ne trouvant pas d'aide dans le monde réel il risque de tout perdre pour ce qui au départ était un jeu.

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