Chris (Antonie Karmeling) is a violent and ignorant small-time Dutch crook. He uses his body and beautiful face to seduce old married women, and then he robs them. One day, after assaulting a friend of him, he steals his van and moves to Nice. There, he goes with an old woman to her room in a fancy hotel, and when he is robbing her, she fights with him, hurts his face and he attacks her. Chris believes he has killed her, and while escaping from the employees of the hotel and from the police, he hides himself in the suite 16. Chris meets the owner of the suite, the wealthy paraplegic Glover (Peter Postlethwaite). They make an agreement, and Chris gets paid for staying in the suite having sex with prostitutes for Peter watch it through a camera. The story finishes in a tragic way. Yesterday I watched this European movie and I found it very intriguing. The character of Chris is violent, ignorant, impulsive, alienated, athletic and makes anything for money (indeed, the guy is obsessed for money). Glover, magnificently performed by Peter Postlethwaite, is the opposite: very well controlled, intellectual (he makes many citations along the film), paraplegic and unhealthy, wealthy and very intelligent, he plans each step, like a cat playing with a mouse before eating it. The story is not well resolved: my impression is that the writer did not know how to finish the plot. This erotic, violent and intriguing film is recommended for a very specific public, who certainly will have the attention hooked along the story. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): `Aconteceu na Suite 16' (`It Has Happened in Suite 16')
8 of 10 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?