Watched Oct 22, 2012
Room 304 is a small independent film set in a Copenhaagen hotel room (guess which number?) over the course of three days. It starts off with a gunshot and then goes back three days so that you see how/why the story ends there. I'm usually not a fan of these vignette-style tales of intersecting lives over a short period of time, but out of all the ones I've seen, this is probably one of the most riveting. It's kind of contrived and overwritten at times and the characters are a bit underdeveloped, but I found myself wanting to see how everything panned out. At first I thought the stories were predictable, but I was surprised at how they intersected and concluded. The acting is subtle and restrained, and the camerawork is mostly unobtrusive and delicate. Overall, I found Room 304 an enjoyable experience, but I doubt I'll remember it in a few months.