The Blue Room unfolds slowly. At first, all we know is two people, Julien and Esther, have been meeting in the titular location for quite some time in a pretty torrid affair. Then the pieces of the puzzle begin to come into view, but accompanied by more questions.
Esther's husband arrives sooner than expected and Julien has to make a quick exit. We find that he's also married and has a young daughter. Does his wife suspect his infidelity? Unknown.
Then Julien's being questioned by a magistrate about a murder. Who was murdered? Even that is left up in the air for a while as the story jumps forward and backward, giving Julien's testimony and that of witnesses while showing brief glimpses of the actual events.
It's an unusual approach to what would otherwise be a straight up courtroom drama. One that kept my interest even though it felt a bit longer than its 75 minute run time.