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The North Room

The North Room

A Short film by Mathilde Bayle

Produced by GREC - Groupe de Recherches et d'Essais Cinématographiques

Production year : 2012


In a big upper-class manor house with dark and disturbing hidden recesses, a countess whose husband is away on a journey, prepares her children, in the North Room, to do a small concert in anticipation of his return. She puts Martin, aged eight, on the double bass, and Juliette, aged twelve, on the violin. Juliette struggles and becomes fascinated by the portrait of a girl in a big oval painting.

Actors (5)

Production and distribution

Photos (3)

Full credits (13)

Executive Producer :

Marcello Cavagna

Sound Recordist :

Nicolas Joly

Director of photography :

Sarah Blum

Production manager :

Alice Beckmann

Sound Editor :

Quentin Romanet

Music Composer :

Samuel Safa

Narrator :

Vélia Périssin

Assistant Director :

Clément Comet

Screenwriter :

Mathilde Bayle

Assistant Operator :

Delphine Ménoret

Editors :

Mathilde Bayle, Virginie Véricourt

Production Designers :

Jean-Paul Gerdy, Béatrice Coppei-CSL-O

Sound Mixer :

Quentin Romanet

Technical details

Short film

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Childhood, Education, Music

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100% French (France)

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Runtime :

20 min 1 seconds

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Audio format :

Dolby 5.1

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