When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

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Irene
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Petra
Marlene Streeruwitz ...
Mrs. Maschek
Rosa Waissnix ...
Mrs. Liebig
Christopher Schärf ...
Erik
Peter Strauß ...
Mr. Kross
Regina Fritsch ...
Mrs. Karin
Alfred Worel ...
Mr. Liebig
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Birkner ...
Travel Guide
Thomas Frank ...
Landlord #2
Hakon Hirzenberger ...
Mr. Popp
Wolfgang Kostal ...
Inspector #1
Alexander Lugonja ...
Koch
Antonia Mayer ...
Daughter Ehrgartner
Michael Miksits ...
Landlord #1
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Rosa Waissnix is not a professional actress, she actually runs the hotel where the film was shot. Director Jessica Hausner convinced her to take over a part in her film. See more »

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12 July 2009 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

The idea of the film appealed to me. It seemed promising but I bought the DVD and was disappointed. The film was too obviously pieces from other films like "the Shining", "Picnic at Hanging Rock" and even "A Passage to India" (the kiss in the cave). It could have been a good mix of these mysterious and eerie elements but it did not work.

The film was predictable and not scary in the least. There were too many confusing jumps in time. All of a sudden it was night time, then day. One moment the girl was indoors, the next outside... It was not helped by the one-note performances by the actors. The lead girl had no charisma and I finally did not care what happened to her.

I do not know why it was shown at cinemas in Sweden or even released on DVD! Maybe people thought the photography was arty. A lot of modern photography today looks like scenes from this movie. You can see stuff looking like that in art museums. As a film there was too little worth remembering.


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