"One of Tribeca's finds of ! It also features the most complex role for an actress in the festival thus far."
– Film Forward,
"A masterful project!"
Anna, an investigator in the Israeli military, is ordered to interrogate a senior officer who is alleged to have abused an Arab family. Her questioning is greeted with sarcasm by the accused commander, while her colleagues, including her lover, advise her to stop the case - it is too political, too complex and too notorious. Instead, she fastens her teeth into it, eschewing the approval of her male superiors in favor of morality and justice for the victims. Unfortunately, her idealism against the perceived abuse of power might have far-reaching consequences for everyone involved.
Bryan Pfleeger - Customer Review
Sharon Bar-Ziv's Room 514 is the type of film that raises more questions than it provides answers for. The film addresses the issues of power, politics, morality and truth in ways that few films do. In the setting of a bleak interrogation room on an Israeli military base a female officer (Asia Naifeld) investigates the abuse of power of a highly decorated officer accused of abusing an innocent Arab family. Through claustrophobic framing the viewer, who spends very little time outside the confines of the interrogation room itself, is left questioning his or her her own views of morality. The question of who is right and who is wrong blurs the deeper one gets into the film. Deploying hand held cameras, a drab setting, and extreme close-ups of the cast the viewer becomes a fly on the wall to almost all aspects of the interrogator's life.This is a powerful film that leaves one thinking long after its short ninety minute run Well worth the effort of seeking out and a great choice for Film Movement.
Jeff in Seatle - Customer Review
This film is considered to be a thriller. Instead, the film got me distracted and uninterested. Somehow, the interrogator believes it is necessay to answer a cell phone call from her mother right in the middle of a questioning session! A lot of scenes are unnecessary and distracting to the story, such as her dalliances with her colleague.