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In "Hotel Infinity," a father and son are traveling together and to
pass the time, the father tells his son the story of a lodging where
the hotel expands exponentially to accommodate its guests. The Manager
is in charge of placing people into the vacant rooms and has an
elaborate method for calculating just where the vacancies are, with the
use of an abacus and a beautiful fountain pen.
However, the abacus gets broken and even after the repair, the manager has lost his ability to find the vacancies! The story is told simply and gently, much like a Aesop's Fable, and the film is shot beautifully. It's a charming short!
Once upon a time there was a hotel in the mountains that was so popular
that it decided to expand. However, even as it tried to add more and
more rooms the guests just kept filling them. Eventually though, the
hotel became infinitely big to the point where room numbers were
assigned by complex mathematical formulae and the slogan became "we're
always full but we always have room for you". However when an accident
occurs, the formulae is thrown out of whack and, try as he might, the
manager can no longer find the empty rooms that he knows, logically,
As the title suggests, this is about a hotel that has no ending but in this case the manager cannot find out where these infinite rooms are and is forced into making everyone move one or two rooms up thus filling the infinite rooms and freeing up the rooms that he can locate. The idea is interesting even though it lacks any real sense or logic; it is delivered with a nice comic touch that helps it be quite enjoyable. It doesn't amount to a great deal of course but it is quite a "nice" short film that is a little different from others things you'll have seen. The cast are pretty good and the presence of the young boy helps bring consistency to the story even if he is not totally understood within the context of the narrative.
Although it is not fascinating or hilarious it is both interesting and amusing. These factors added to the unique feel make it a worthwhile watch even if it won't stick with you for any significant length of time.
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