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Four Rooms

Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino, USA 1995, 98’
Somebody to Love Little Feet

Produced by Lawrence Bender, this is a series of short films directed by four stars of American independent cinema of the 1990s. In addition to Alison Anders, Robert Rodriguez and Quentin Tarantino, the list includes Alexandre Rockwell, who was known for his hit  In the Soup, made several years earlier. The common thread through the four short films is the character of Ted (Tim Roth), a bellboy who experiences a series of increasingly unlucky adventures on New Year's Eve. In room 404, the setting for Rockwell's story, titled The Wrong Man, the protagonist ends up in the middle of a marital quarrel. When the jealous husband accuses Ted of having an affair with his wife, and she fails to deny it, the poor bellboy is in real trouble. The strongest point of The Wrong Man is its combination of black humor and the sort of tension one might expect from a Hitchcock thriller. The cast members, with Jennifer Beals in the lead, provide top-notch performances in this unusual situation. Playing the unfaithful wife, Rockwell's muse is simultaneously sensual and full of self-irony. The scene in which she demonstrates her knowledge of increasingly bizarre terms used to describe a certain anatomical feature of the male body is one of the funniest in the entire film.

Piotr Czerkawski

Alexandre Rockwell

Born in Boston in 1956, Alexandre Rockwell is a director, screenwriter and producer and one of the leading representatives of New York's independent cinema scene. He is the grandson of Russian animator Alexandre Alexeieff, the inventor of the pinscreen technique. His most-acclaimed films include Somebody to Love and  In the Soup. He also directed the episode The Wrong Man as part of the film Four Rooms.


1983 Bohater / Hero

1992 Ugotowany /  In the Soup

1994 Pokochać kogoś / Somebody to Love

1994 Cztery pokoje (The Wrong Man) / Four Rooms (The Wrong Man)

2002 13 Moons

2013 Stópki / Little Feet

Cast & Crew

director Allison Anders, Alexandre Rockwell, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
screenplay Alexandre Rockwell, Allison Anders, Robert Rodriguez, Quentin Tarantino
cinematography Phil Parmet, Rodrigo García, Guillermo Navarro, Andrzej Sekuła
editing Elena Maganini, Margaret Goodspeed, Sally Menke, Robert Rodriguez
sound Lance Brown
cast Tim Roth, Jennifer Beals, David Proval, Madonna, Lili Taylor, Antonio Banderas
producer Lawrence Bender
production A Band Apart
sales Park Circus
language English
coloration colour
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