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The Green Room (La chambre verte) (1978, 94 min.). Based on two short stories by Henry James, Truffaut stars in the central role of a 1920s provincial journalist mourning his wife’s death and the loss of friends during World War I. He creates a memorial for them in an old chapel, and it becomes an obsession that takes its physical and spiritual toll. One of Truffaut’s most curious and darkly provocative works, The Green Room received near unanimous praise upon its release. “. . . not a movie you’ll easily forget. It is a most demanding, original work and one must meet it on its own terms” (The New York Times).