Written and directed by a Danish documentarian Elvira Lind, who coincidentally happens to be Oscar Isaac's wife, The Letter Room captures a very short period of time in the life of Richard, a prison officer. The main character here is a pure incarnation of a gracious image which is inherent to cinema, but quite rare for reality: a corrections officer who never misses a chance to help his inmates at least in the slightest degree. When he's offered to be transferred to the letter room, Richard's life, full of dull evenings with microwave-heated meals and drama series on TV tête-à-tête with his dog, becomes permeated with a bizarre inspiration. Reading letters to prisoners from their loved ones, Richard, who is an already loving-his-job type of person, finds another reason for his occupation. It's almost like the private messages from children to their convicted parents or from people missing their partners make Isaac's character feel like lacking these things in his own life.