Suicide Room

Polen 2010, Spielfilm, DCP, Farbe, 110’ | Regie Jan Komasa | Buch Jan Komasa | Bildgestaltung Radosław Ładczuk | Schnitt Bartosz Pietras | Ton Jacek Groszek, Lukasz Kowal | Musik Michał Jakaszek | Darsteller_innen Jakub Gierszał, Agata Kulesza, Krzysztof Pieczyński, Roma Gąsiorowska, Bartosz Gelner | Produzent Jerzy Kapuscinski | Weltvertrieb LevelK Film & TV Distribution

With only a hundred days to go, Dominik is about to graduate from the poshest school in the country with (hopefully) top marks. All he or his parents then need to do is decide which prestige university he should go to. However, even a hundred days can be a long time when you have to carry on "normally" – and kowtow to the pecking order and social controls that operate at an elite school. Owing to a series of humiliating events involving a male classmate, Dominick's world has become seriously unbalanced. And when he sees the online comments his classmates are making about him on various social networks, he comes to the end of his tether in terms of self-awareness, motivation and concentration.
He now slides into a virtual world in which there's no such thing as nasty schoolfriends. Without revealing his true identity, he meets Sylwia on the Internet and she, in turn, acquaints him with her friends in the Suicide Room, a chatroom for would-be suicides. But when Sylwia draws him into an increasingly weird game, things get dangerously out of hand as the room aims more to shock the outside world than truly help users with their personal problems.


JAN KOMOSA was born 1981 in Poznań, Poland. In 2000, he began to study philosophy but switched to Łódź Film School a year later. His debut short film Fajnie, Ze Jestes ("Nice to See You") won an award at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival.


Films by Jan Komasa
Golgota Wroclawska 2008 | Splyw 2007 | Oda Do Radosci 2005 | Fajnie, Ze Jestes 2004


Thursday, 19 April 2012, 11.30 a.m., Filmforum

Jan Komasa