This unlikely, uncomfortable and erotic encounter is the narrative of Room Service. The sexual transaction does not unfold as these things normally do. The back story between man and woman, buyer and provider, is too big to ignore. He still wants sex …or so he thinks. She’s still willing to let it happen… or is she? “A life without money,” she says, “is dangerous.”
The man hands over the money. But before there is so much as a touch, the film becomes a fascinating portrayal of desire and self-denial, anger and guilt, fear and shame, humor and sensitivity. In one room. Two people. An accidental meeting.
The camera lingers time and again. There is no rush to this tale, yet the clock ticks away on the time the man pays for.
The conversation veers between warm and wicked. It shocks; it soothes. The man becomes demanding, edging toward violent. The woman seizes the power back, using savvy and not just her body. Who’s in control? Who is accountable for what happens? The film displays a disturbing but still sexy standoff.
Room Service: not just a simple sexual transaction, after all. They rarely are.
Tariq Nasir (Writer)
Zaria Brilhante (Producer)
Tariq Nasir (Executive Producer)
Jean Marc Petsas
Gosia Peruzynska (Hair Stylist / Makeup Artist)
Maggie Musial (Assistant Producer)
Chloe James (Lead Person)
Milos Drndarevic (Sound Engineer / Sound Recordist)
Bruno Chiecco (Assistant Camera)
Heath Jamal (Assistant Camera)
Antti Janhunen (Gaffer)
Rina Yang (Gaffer)
Jason R Moffat (Colorist)
Marine Giraud (Script Supervisor)