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Hotel Splendide (2000)

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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
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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Release Date:

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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10 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Just watched the film and certainly haven't seen anything like it in a long time. Sort of a weird cross between an Ealing comedy and a Gothic horror. Loved the texture and atmosphere but didn't get that engaged with the story, which is is at times comic and at other moments disturbing or just plain strange, though the characters are beautifully drawn and very memorable, especially Stanley, the neurotic virgin, and the sister, Cora.

People seem to either love or hate this one - maybe because it's so different from the run of the mill Brit film. It seems to draw on an earlier period in cinema for its style and references, which I thought was refreshing. At the end I had the feeling that it might have begun as an even darker and stranger story that has had some element or other removed, maybe to make it more accessible. It does have some really haunting images and a great sound effects track. Definitely worth watching, for its atmosphere alone.

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