After getting lost in the woods in Oregon, the members of a punk band will become the only witnesses to a murder perpetrated by a scary band of skinheads.
Green Room has a hell of a premise, and Saulnier executes it beautifully, setting up the scene and then logically and thrillingly mining it for every possibility. The attention to detail in the way that the battle between punks and skins plays out is impressive, as is the verisimilitude. No one gets dumbed down or magically elevated to heroic status. The characters’ lightly sketched backgrounds all play a role in the fight for their survival and an inspired number of objects lying around the joint get used in a sort of DIY-meets-MacGyver fashion along the way. All that’s left to do is sit back and bite your nails while you watch the body count climb. SK
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He directed Murder Party (2007) and Blue Ruin (2013), in which he also served as cinematographer. He also did for other films like Septien (Bafici ’11) and I Used to Be Darker (Bafici ‘13).