IN KINO VERITAS
A never-before-seen woodsman mysteriously appears aboard a submarine that’s been trapped deep under water for months with an unstable cargo. As the terrified crew make their way through the corridors of the doomed vessel, they find themselves on a voyage into the origins of their darkest fears.
With stories within stories in the manner of a Russian nesting doll (Matryoshka), The Forbidden Room depicts, among other things: a doomed submarine crew doubling the lifespan of their oxygen by eating flapjacks; apprentice lumberjacks (“saplingjacks”) who set out to rescue the woman they love from bandits; a madman on a train under the charge of a womanizing psychiatrist; a surgeon kidnapped by a team of “women skeletons”; and a mustache that seeks to comfort the widow of the man whose face it used to adorn.
The film received critical acclaim. It was nominated and won several critics awards.