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Chatroom by Hideo Nakata – Cannes 2010

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Chatroom by Hideo Nakata – Cannes 2010

Chatroom The 63rd Cannes Film Festival is coming, guys! And today we are here to have a little chat about Chatroom, new Hideo Nakata’s movie, that’s set to play in Cannes this week. It’s already being described as “a psychological thriller about teenagers who encourage each other’s destructive behavior.” And just for a beginning, let’s mention that the film stars recent Kick-Ass star Aaron Johnson and Imogen Poots. Not bad for a start? Log in then… More detailed synopsis part of Chatroom goes like this: “When jaded teens Jim, Eva, Emily, and Mo meet William online, they’re seduced by his charisma. But William isn’t what he seems. He’s calculating and manipulative and doesn’t have time for people in the real world. Jim is vulnerable and has no idea how dangerous his new friendship with William will be. Chatroom When Jim confesses he’s on anti-depressants, William knows he’s found a victim. He vows to help Jim get off his drugs, and the rest of the group fall in line. What begins as friendly advice to help Jim becomes twisted, and Eva and Mo realize the deadly game William’s playing, but the wheels are in motion. Jim is set on a path of self-destruction and is going to do the unthinkable. Chatroom As Eva, Emily, and Mo try to save Jim, William begins a terrifying game of cat and mouse, chasing them across the Internet, shutting down their systems and cutting them off from his victim. Fantasy meets reality when William and Jim are face-to-face in rush hour on the underground. Without the faceless security of the online world, everything becomes real. It’s now a race against time to save Jim, but the clock is ticking… and we fear someone must die.” The whole story is written by Irish writer Enda Walsh, as an adaptation of his own stage play. The Irish playwright won the Cannes Camera d’Or for first film in 2001 with his Disco Pigs and recently penned Steve McQueen‘s Hunger. Chatroom Movie is produced by Alison Owen and Paul Trijbits at Ruby Films and Hunger producer Laura Hastings-Smith. It was developed and co-financed by Film4, and exec produced by Film4’s Katherine Butler. WestEnd founder Eve Schoukroun said that “Nakata has come up with something very visual, very conceptual, and situated somewhere between ‘Disturbia’ and ‘Cube“. Now that’s some interesting description! We’re logging out of this chatroom now, but you guys, stay tuned!

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