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
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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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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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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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Der Mond ist aufgegangen
Text written by Matthias Claudius
Music written by Johann Abraham Peter Schulz
Performed by Die Sängerknaben vom Wienerwald
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A dull hotel
3 January 2012 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Boring Austrian hotel requires boring receptionist to replace previous receptionist (probably also boring) who has disappeared, or been disappeared, into surrounding dark spooky forest; possibly gobbled up in the cave. By our Lady of the Woods. As boredom material.

Actually, I might have assumed too much there – imagined too much drama, or too much haunty horror. Which is no doubt what the director would like me to do: see all the strange goings on she's – deliberately – not been showing. And also reading into the narrative all the story she's not been developing, or even really providing. The new receptionist Irene never says very much; and the other characters don't say much to her either. Is something "funny" going to happen to her? Hopefully yes – otherwise watching this film will have felt like a waste of time.

Come the end something funny does happen to her. But it still felt like a waste of time. There's been too much concealed as opposed to revealed or released dramatic tension. The direction far too mutedly mannered. Far too withheld.


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