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Hotel Splendide (2000)

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
Lorna Bull
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 <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Release Date:

22 September 2000 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Hotel Sordide  »

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Based on a novel by Marie Redonnet. Originally published in French. See more »


[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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Totally off the map!
30 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I'd never even heard of this movie. A friend of mine got the DVD in Australia - though the film is definitely Brit. Story is about this hotel on an island somewhere. Not sure if it actually exists or not. Has this totally Gothic weird feel, and it looks real - not like digital effects.

It's about a kind of war between two cooks who end up falling in love with each other, but also about this bunch of incredibly (psychologically)damaged people who have all come here to get better and are really getting worse and worse. It feels like a real place but also completely other worldly. I watched it twice and can't stop thinking about it. The best part of this movie isn't so much what happens - though I really liked the story - it's the feeling it gives you. It just isn't like anything else I've ever seen.

Closest movie that it reminds me of is Harold and Maude - though this is a lot more extreme. I think the main character is the new James Bond!

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