Hotel Splendide (2000)

 |  Comedy  |  22 September 2000 (UK)
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The Hotel Splendide is on a remote and cold island, accessible only by a once-a-month ferry. It's a dark and dreary spa created by the late Dame Blanche, whose grown children now run the ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Cora Blanche
Dezmond Blanche
Stanley Smith
Lorna Bull
Morton Blanche
Joerg Stadler ...
Sergei Gorgonov
Clare Cathcart ...
Lorraine Bull
John Boswell ...
Kitchen boy
Dan Hildebrand ...
Nadine Leonard ...
Len Hibberd ...
The Fisherman
Imogen Claire ...
Edna Blanche (voice)


The Hotel Splendide is on a remote and cold island, accessible only by a once-a-month ferry. It's a dark and dreary spa created by the late Dame Blanche, whose grown children now run the hotel according to her specificiations, serving up ghastly seaweed and fish-based food and enema treatments. Kath, once the sous chef, arrives when she receives an anonymous letter telling her of the matriarch's death. Will she bring light into the place with her wonderful cooking? Written by Martin Lewison <>

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22 September 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel Sordide  »

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[first lines]
Stanley Smith: [narration] The Hotel Splendide is a unique and marvelous place. It's an ideal spot to rest or convalesce, with full hydro-spa facilities, no shortage of fresh fish, and a friendly family atmosphere, which hasn't change since Mrs. Blanche died last year.
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SPOILERS: After the end credits have rolled there is a short scene with Dezmond and the head waiter, standing in the ruins of the hotel. See more »

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Good For the Cure
5 January 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

See if only for the plumbing and the music. I can't think of anything more ghastly than spending time at an English spa treating digestive disorders. This is exactly what I would imagine it would be like. On a remote, rainy and rocky little spit of crab dung sits the Hotel Splendide run by the by the Blanche family who seem to have come there at some better time, maybe before ferry service was cut to once a month. There isn't a plot exactly: its more of a scripted hysteria. Very fine cast with Daniel Craig, Toni Collette, and particularly the late Katrin Cartlidge as a character who has wandered in from Black Narcissus. There is also an unusual performance by Stephen Tompkinson that'a unlike anything you are likely to see anywhere else. The cinematography also owes something to Jack Cardiff and the heyday of the Archers and their use of color. Toby Jones and Peter Vaughan round out, with young Hugh O'Connor, an excellent group of lost bowel obsessives existing mostly on various eel dishes. Try it.

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