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Century Hotel (2001)

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.

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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

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Drama | Mystery | Romance

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Rated R for strong sexuality, language, some drug use and violent images | See all certifications »

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11 October 2001 (USA)  »

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CAD 750,000 (estimated)
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1.85 : 1
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One room can hold so many secrets.
1 August 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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