CHATROOM

By Hideo NAKATA

WESTEND FILMS - as SALES All rights, World

Thriller - Completed 2009

Five jaded teenagers meet in an online chatroom and encourage each other’s destructive behaviour - but things get out of hand when charismatic William targets depressive Jim.

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Festival de Cannes 2010
Un Certain Regard
    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Thriller
    • Countries
    • UNITED KINGDOM
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Duration
    • 97 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Hideo NAKATA
    • Writer(s)
    • Enda WALSH
    • Producer(s)
    • Alison OWEN (Ruby Films), Laura HASTINGS-SMITH (Ruby Films)
    • Synopsis
    • 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 he has no idea how dangerous his new friendship with William will be…
      When Jim confesses he’s on anti-depressants, William vows to help Jim 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 realise 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. 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.
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