New Rose Hotel (1998)

R  |   |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi  |  19 March 1999 (Italy)
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Maas and Hosaka are two large Corporations in the future world. They are fighting to get control over the best minds of the world. The best is Hiroshi and at the moment he is working for ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Asian Girl #1 (as Naoko 'Kimmy' Suzuki)
Yoshitaka Amano ...
Hiroshi's Wife
Phil Neilson ...
The Welshman (as Phil Nielson)
Ken Kelsch ...
The Expeditor
Sex Show Man
Rachel Glass ...
Sex Show Woman #1
Sex Show Woman #2 (as Roberta Orlan)
Erin Jermaine Serrano ...
Sex Show Woman #3


Maas and Hosaka are two large Corporations in the future world. They are fighting to get control over the best minds of the world. The best is Hiroshi and at the moment he is working for the Maas Corporation. Fox has accepted an offer to persuade Hiroshi to go over to the Hosaka Corporation. Sandii is a little Italian girl from Japan and she should be the way to get to Hiroshi. X is the man who should train Sandii to break Hiroshi's Heart. But if X falls in love with Sandii? And if the Hosaka Corporation breaks the agreement? And if Sandii is not a little Italian girl? Written by Baldinotto da Pistoia

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality and language, including some sex-related dialogue | See all certifications »




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Release Date:

19 March 1999 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Enigma do Poder  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$5,147 (USA) (1 October 1999)


$20,416 (USA) (15 October 1999)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Plans for an adaptation of William Gibson's story were made as far back as 1989, with Kathryn Bigelow originally attached to direct. See more »


[first lines]
Distinguished Man: Come on, you know this better than anybody, right? There's a full-scale subterranean war being waged for every shred of information. And the corporate suits are killing each other off by the thousands each year. I mean it's like the holocaust in the 20th century. Everybody knows about it, and nobody says anything about it. And government is as culpable as any corporation.
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Captures bleakness and despair of the short story.
15 February 2000 | by (Philadelphia) – See all my reviews

New Rose Hotel captures the bleakness and despair of the short story that seems common to William Gibson's writing. I enjoyed the performances of Christopher Walken and Willem Dafoe and the babe was sufficiently babeish to hold my interest though her acting was just OK. The movie peaked too soon and the flashbacks to the film's beginning were too long and repetitious. The short story didn't have enough depth to fill out the movie. William Gibson is heavy on description and atmosphere, a master at it. "Neuromancer", his best book, is enthralling even if you don't know what is happening. The screenplay for the movie should have been padded out more in the beginning maybe showing some history of X and some of the babe's motivations clearer. The story was somewhat obscure. If you didn't listen carefully you missed the plot. The movie was flawed but atmospheric and moody enough to be of interest. William Gibson's fans should see it to see how the book's mood was captured.

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