An omnibus of seven stories, all set in the room 720 of Century Hotel, that illustrate the tense and changing nature of relationships between men and women during each of the seven decades between the 1920s and the 1990s.
A traveling cellist gets involved with two disturbed sisters on their way to Seattle to tell their mom that their dad has just passed away. On the way, the two kill a judge and a few others... See full summary »
Pod is a man without a dream. He's a country bumpkin who comes to work at a tinned sardine factory in Bangkok. One day, Pod chops off his finger and packs it in the can, prompting him to go... See full summary »
Sawatwong Palakawong Na Autthaya
A son is stuck with caring for his Alzheimer victim father, a former professor who can now barely communicate. Depressed and struggling to make ends meet, an old buddy tries to get him to ... See full summary »
Set in a dreary urban landscape of Edmonton, LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS is a dark comedy about a group of twentysomethings looking for love and meaning in the '90s. The film focuses on ... See full summary »
Bill, a high school student and avid horror movie fan, witnesses a UFO flying over his town. When the ship lands the next day, Bill and a team from SETI discover that the alien is a strange... See full summary »
An ogre keeps in his castle two children, whom he intends to eat. A knight and his companion will try to save them, and will be assisted by the ogre's wife, who thus will also get rid of her husband. A medieval story in contemporary settings.
Against a backdrop of clashing cultures, John Myron and Angela Wilson find each other and over the years form a powerful bond. One tragic night, John rescues Angela from a wicked act of ... See full summary »
A young woman lodges in the room 720 of the Century Hotel and the old bellboy tells that that room has several stories. Along the years, an old man marries a young virgin; a whore and her client fall in love with each other; a man is left by his wife and seeks her out in the hotel; a musician and the chambermaid has a weird relationship; two friends from navy have a gay relationship; a Chinese woman comes to America to get married with a powerful Chinese. Some of the relationships have good ending, others have tragic conclusion. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The winding stories of each of the characters make for interesting plot lines. Alone they could each stand as a separate movie, making the film even more interesting. I find that the cinematography is quite fluent: always finding the right angles and points that are most interesting for the viewer.
Yes. It is a little slow going, but completely and totally worth the sit through. Especially if you like plain old GOOD film.
The acting in it is superb from every angle, making each of the characters unbelievably believable. You care or hate for each of them, and are constantly wishing to see "What happens next". My friends and I all sort of latched on to a certain story line and were all anxious to get back to different pieces throughout the movie, which made for a great time.
But over all, terrific casting, clean cut scripting, and just a damn good movie. Props to David Weaver and the cast.
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