The Forbidden Room

The Forbidden Room Trailers

Original title The Forbidden Room
Category Mystery, Comedy
UK Release Date
Production year 2015
Production Country
Directors Guy Maddin, Evan Johnson
Cast Charlotte Rampling, Roy Dupuis, Louis Negin, Udo Kier, Gregory Hlady, Mathieu Amalric, Geraldine Chaplin, Paul Ahmarani, Caroline Dhavernas, Slimane Dazi, Maria de Medeiros, Victor Andres Trelles Turgeon, Andreas Apergis
Distributor Thunderbird Releasing


A submarine crew, a feared pack of forest bandits, a famous surgeon, and a battalion of child soldiers all get more than they bargained for as they wend their way toward progressive ideas on life and love. In an ode to the lost movies of the silent era, Canadian auteur Guy Maddin and co-director Evan Johnson embark on their ultimate epic phantasmagoria in THE FORBIDDEN ROOM. Honouring classic cinema while electrocuting it with energy, this Russian nesting doll of a film takes viewers high into the air, around the world, and into dreamscapes, spinning tales of amnesia, captivity, deception and murder. Created with the help of master poet John Ashbery, the film also features a stellar cast including Roy Dupius, Louis Negin, Mathieu Amalric, Charlotte Rampling, Geraldine Chaplin, Udo Kier (and more!) as a cavalcade of misfits, thieves and lovers, all joined in the joyful delirium of the kaleidoscopic viewing experience.