I don’t know why I though it would be a somewhat less good movie, it may have been because it wasn’t American and I’m not used to see French movies I guess… But I’m not worse then I can admit that I was wrong. La Femme dans la Chamber is a good Dollar Baby that is very well done.
It’s a bit short though and the story moves along a bit to quick but even so, all the main ingredients are there. You know what is happening to the mother and why her son does what he does. The meaning and the base of King’s story are definitely there.
There is one other downside to the movie and that is that it doesn’t have English subtitles…yet. For now there is only a file with the subtitles but you have to read them on the side while you watch the movie and that’s not a good way to watch a movie. I have heard that a version with the subtitles in the movie is on its way so that problem should soon be solved.
Both actors (mother and son in the movie) are doing fairly good jobs. I don’t think they’ll get an Oscar for their performance but here they do just fine. Director Damien Maric has created a nice little movie and I must say that it’s interesting to see that the Dollar Baby phenomenon is spreading outside the US, very interesting!