In The Room
Directed by Eric Khoo
Singapore’s first erotic film, IN THE ROOM follows six different stories of couples that all take place in the confines of a single hotel room, spanning over the course of several decades. All of the stories transpire in the same room of the same Singaporean hotel — and all of them explore the sensitive and sensual desires of sexually charged relationships. The film features a pan-Asian cast, and a screenplay inspired by the soft-core works of the 1970s, such as The Story Of O (1975) and Emmanuelle (1974).
This provocative film is currently barred from being shown in Singapore because of its explicit depictions of sex. While it may be considered too explicit to show in Singapore, it is not being banned because of its themes, which draw attention to the cultural and social happenings of the decades marked by the room decor, the politics, and socials norms. Throughout the film, the common threads that span through the decades of stories is the love, lust, desire, and loss that humans inevitably face. IN THE ROOM explores what is rarely seen outside of closed doors – an intimate experience between humans, and what it all means.
— Anna Leal
Co-presented by: SingaporeConnect
Director: Eric Khoo
Executive Producer: Jeffrey Chan
Producer: Nansun Shi
Screenplay : Jonathan Lim, Andrew Hook
Cinematographer: Brian Gothong Tan
Editor: Natalie Soh
Cast: Koh Boon Pin, Daniel Jenkins, Josie Ho, Ian Tan