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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Credited cast:
Marlene Streeruwitz ...
Mrs. Maschek
Rosa Waissnix ...
Mrs. Liebig
Christopher Schärf ...
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 ...
Antonia Mayer ...
Daughter Ehrgartner
Michael Miksits ...
Landlord #1


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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1 April 2005 (Austria)  »

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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 »


Referenced in Mysterious Scenes from Swamps (2015) See more »


Written and Performed by Roland Kugler and Andreas Till
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Simplicity is Eerie
7 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

One of the numerous films that had a great deal of buzz about it prior to its premier at the Cannes Films Festival. The reviews and feelings of many I spoke with about this film were mixed to say the least. This is the first full length film by Hausner and she did a marvelous job. The plot is simple enough...Girl begins working at a Hotel up in the mountains, after her predecessor mysteriously went missing. The eerie shots and mood of the film are relentless. I think what made this movie for me was that it did not give into the temptation to be a Hollywood film. It was not a jump-out-of-your-seat movie, but was enhanced because of that. It broke so many of the typical Hollywood norms, especially the length of the shots. I don't want to give too much away because I want everyone to be able to experience the film in the same unknowing manner in which I was able to. A must see, easily one of the top 3 films at Cannes this year!!!!!

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