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Hostel -- Three backpackers head to a Slovakian city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
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Writer (WGA):
Eli Roth (written by)
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Release Date:
6 January 2006 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Welcome To Your Worst Nightmare See more »
Plot:
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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4 wins & 11 nominations See more »
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Deeply unpleasant on one level; thrilling on another – it works for what it sets out to do but is a very basic and cynical affair that will put many off See more (1508 total) »

Cast

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Jay Hernandez ... Paxton

Derek Richardson ... Josh

Eythor Gudjonsson ... Oli

Barbara Nedeljakova ... Natalya
Jan Vlasák ... The Dutch Businessman

Jana Kaderabkova ... Svetlana

Jennifer Lim ... Kana
Keiko Seiko ... Yuki
Lubomír Bukový ... Alex
Jana Havlickova ... Vala

Rick Hoffman ... The American Client

Petr Janis ... The German Surgeon

Takashi Miike ... Miike Takashi

Patrik Zigo ... Bubble Gum Gang Leader (as Zigo Patrik)
Milda Jedi Havlas ... Desk Clerk Jedi
Martin Kubacák ... The Scarred Cab Driver
Miroslav Táborský ... The Friendly Police Officer
Paula Wild ... Monique
Vladimír Silhavecký ... Yuri
Barbora Oboznenková ... Disco Girl

Daniel Frisch ... Fanny Pack Man
Radomil Uhlir ... The Stoned Manager
Jan Spanbauer ... Jacket Man
Mirek Navratil ... Dutch Bouncer
Vanessa Jungova ... Saskia
Katerina Vomelova ... Dominique
Lubos Vinicky ... Angry Dutch Elf
Petr Sedlácek ... The Toothless Cab Driver
Drahoslav Herzan ... Bob
Daniela Bakerová ... Older Woman
Martina Kralickova ... Pretty Woman
Ota Filip ... Muttonchop
Jakub Habarta ... Slovak Bus Boy

Philip Waley ... Alfie
Mark Taylor ... Brucey
Nick Roe ... Stan
Roman Janecka ... Bottle Thrower
Natali Tothova ... Natalya Shemp
Sandy Style ... Svetlana Shemp (as Petra Kubesova)
David Baxa ... Museum Tortury Guard (as Lord David Baxa)
Gabriel Roth ... Sir Robert Wappus
Miroslav Hanus ... The Nasty Police Officer

Christopher Allen Nelson ... Dutch Police Officer
Josef Bradna ... The Butcher
Zina Blahusova ... Girl
Katerina Cervenkova ... Girl
Veronika Petrová ... Girl
Kristina Kosunova ... Girl
Karel Hrosek ... Girl
Mugi Lhagvadorj ... Girl
Ashley Robbins ... Girl (as Jana Semradova)
Hana Dibelkova ... Girl
Anita Queen ... Girl (as Alena Chrastinova)
Klara Smetanova ... Girl
Petra Slavikova ... Girl
Katrina Henesova ... Girl
Hana Vitvarova ... Girl
Mark Bakunas ... Rock God
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Stephanie Bauman ... Axelle's Next Victim #1 (uncredited)
Martin Faltýn ... Senior Cozzi (uncredited)

Anne Bergstedt Jordanova ... German Disco Girl (uncredited)
Michaela Kaplanova ... Todd's Hooker (uncredited)

Eli Roth ... American Stoner (uncredited)
Iveta Rucka ... Stuart's Hooker (uncredited)
Karel Vanásek ... Devilku Puppet (uncredited)
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Directed by
Eli Roth 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Eli Roth (written by)

Produced by
Chris Briggs .... producer
Mike Fleiss .... producer
Daniel Frisch .... co-producer
Eli Roth .... producer
Scott Spiegel .... executive producer
Quentin Tarantino .... executive producer
Philip Waley .... co-producer
Boaz Yakin .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Nathan Barr 
 
Cinematography by
Milan Chadima 
 
Film Editing by
George Folsey Jr. 
 
Casting by
Filipp Grammatikos 
Ivan Vorlícek 
Kelly Wagner 
Sigrún Sól Ólafsdóttir  (Casting Director, Iceland) (as Sigrun Sol Olafsdottir)
 
Production Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone 
 
Art Direction by
David Baxa 
 
Set Decoration by
Karel Vanásek 
 
Costume Design by
Franco-Giacomo Carbone 
Paloma Soledad  (as Paloma Candelaria)
 
Makeup Department
Howard Berger .... on-set makeup effects artist
Howard Berger .... special makeup effects designer and creator
Jana Dopitová .... makeup artist
Klaudie Havlova .... additional makeup artist
Kveta Holasova .... additional makeup artist
Grady Holder .... mold department: K.N.B. EFX Group
Rini Lemanova .... key makeup artist
Lorraine Martin .... assistant makeup artist
Christopher Allen Nelson .... on-set makeup effects artist (as Chris Nelson)
Greg Nicotero .... special makeup effects designer and creator (as Gregory Nicotero)
Andy Schoneberg .... makeup designer
Kevin Wasner .... on-set makeup effects artist
Stuart Conran .... life casting (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Philip Waley .... unit production manager
Pavlina Zipkova .... production manager: Czech
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Roman Janecka .... first assistant director: Czech Republic
Roman Janecka .... second unit director
Petra Ratner .... third assistant director (as Petra Meisnerova)
Philip Seeger .... second assistant director
Mark Taylor .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Milan Babik .... property master
Radan Kapinos .... stand-by props
Alice Cortes Kheilova .... assistant to art director
Martina Ter-Akopowá .... art department coordinator
Zbynek Trojan .... stand-by construction
 
Sound Department
Kami Asgar .... adr supervisor
Bob Beemer .... sound re-recording mixer
Tomas Belohradsky .... sound mixer
Brian Best .... supervising sound editor
Vincent Guisetti .... foley artist
Scott G.G. Haller .... supervising dialog editor
Larry Hopkins .... layback sound mixer
Pamela Kahn .... foley artist (as P.K. Spencer)
Tateum Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Herwig Maurer .... sound editor
Sean McCormack .... supervising sound editor
Fred Peck III .... sound re-recordist
Stuart Provine .... additional sound effects
Kyle Rochlin .... foley mixer
P.K. Spencer .... foley artist
Petr Stuchlík .... boom operator
Marcelo Teson .... sound editor
Tim Tuchrello .... sound editor
Pavel Vencl .... boom operator
Bernhard Vogl .... adr recordist
 
Special Effects by
Ozzy Alvarez .... lab technician: K.N.B. EFX Group
Martin Mottl .... special effects technician
Martin Pryca .... special effects supervisor
Caleb Schneider .... special effects technician
Lindsay Vivian .... special effects runner
Jenny Wallace .... special effects runner
Kevin Wasner .... special effects makeup
 
Visual Effects by
Ulysses Argetta .... digital compositor
Ozzie Carmona .... digital artist
Miro Gal .... location visual effects supervisor
Paul Hopkins .... matchmove artist
Robert Kurtzman .... visual effects supervisor
Jim O'Hagan .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
Franklin Purtiman .... digital effects artist
Greg Rodin .... lead camera: Pacific Title and Art Studio
Andrew Sagar .... digital compositor
Ondrej Stibinger .... telecine colorist dailies
Antonio Torres .... digital artist: Pacific Title
Alan Tuskes .... digital effects artist
Bob Wiatr .... digital compositor: Pacific Title
 
Stunts
Jindrich Klaus .... stunt double
Miroslav Lhotka .... stunts
Dimo Lipitkovsky .... stunts (as Dimo Liptkovsky)
Jiri Simberský .... stunts
Pavel Vokoun .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Libor Bruha .... first assistant camera
Petr Cejka .... electrician
Shane Daly .... additional cinematographer
Michal Houzvicka .... best boy grip: second unit
Ludek Hynek .... key grip
Ales Kohout .... electrician
Petr Konrád .... gaffer
Zbynek Kunc .... additional photographer
Zbynek Kunc .... focus puller
Filip Majer .... focus puller: second unit
Jan Matejka .... electrician
Zdenek Mrkvicka .... second assistant camera
Vlada Muller .... Steadicam operator
Martin Nahodil .... video playback operator
Radek Skudrna .... additional photographer
Radek Skudrna .... focus puller
Lukas Srajer .... grip
Martin Stepánek .... camera operator
Martin Stepánek .... director of photography: second unit
Dalibor Suchy .... electrician
Petr Sulc .... best boy
Stepan Svoboda .... additional photographer
Stepan Svoboda .... assistant camera
Martin Tichy .... electrician
Rico Torres .... still photographer
 
Casting Department
Ineke de Vos .... casting: Netherlands
Jennifer Rudolph .... casting: New York
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jitka Novotna .... wardrobe supervisor
Hana Rambova .... wardrobe assistant
 
Editorial Department
Jacquelyn Dean .... post-production assistant
Ian Elias .... post-production assistant
Marc Fisher .... finishing editor
Michael T. Forrest .... on-line editor
Charles Kaplan .... associate editor
Stephen R. Sheridan .... color timer
Brad E. Wilhite .... associate editor
Lawrence Howard Williams .... post digital media operator
 
Music Department
Gerry Cueller .... music supervisor
Greg Danylyshyn .... music supervisor
Michael Farrow .... music scoring mixer
Karen Guthery .... orchestrator
Rick Hernandez .... musician
Penka Kouneva .... lead orchestrator
Thomas D. Mahoney .... music coordinator
Petr Pycha .... orchestra contractor
Brian Richards .... music editor
Allan Wilson .... conductor
 
Transportation Department
Jan Strasik .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Travis Baker .... researcher
Mark Bakunas .... production accountant
Peter Block .... acquisitions executive
Tawnya Brown .... assistant: Mr. Fleiss
Veronika Brtova .... production assistant
Marketa Dankova .... production assistant
Eva Dvorakova .... on-set medic
Olina Edney .... production secretary
Jakub Eliasek .... production assistant
Flax Glor .... publicist
Milda Jedi Havlas .... production assistant
Charles Heaphy .... production financing
Vlasta Hynek .... production coordinator
Kazi Kopecka .... script supervisor
Julie McLean .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino
Kevin Mockrin .... intern
Tony Muro .... publicist
Honza Ondrovcak .... location manager
Hynek Pantucek .... key loader
Gabriel Roth .... documentarian (as Gabe Roth)
Pilar Savone .... assistant: Mr. Tarantino
David Skacelik .... production assistant
Jan Soufek .... production assistant
Jed Strahm .... assistant: Raw Nerve
Richard Tanne .... researcher
Quentin Tarantino .... presenter
Katherin-Ellen Zabehlicky .... production assistant
Vladimir Kesl .... computer technician (uncredited)
Jesse Rosenblatt .... legal services: co-production (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Mick Garris .... special thanks
Peter Jackson .... very special thanks
Harry Jay Knowles .... very special thanks (as Harry Knowles)
Takashi Miike .... very special thanks
Fran Walsh .... very special thanks
Ísleifur Þórhallsson .... thanks (as Isleifur Thorhallsson)
 

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MPAA:
Rated R for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use
Runtime:
94 min | Philippines:93 min (cut)
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Certification:
Argentina:16 | Australia:R | Belgium:KNT | Brazil:18 | Canada:18A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Nova Scotia/Ontario) | Canada:18+ (Quebec) | Finland:K-18 (self applied) | Finland:K-15 (TV) (2009) | France:-16 (with warning) | Germany:Not Rated (SPIO/JK) (extended version) | Germany:18 (nf) | Hong Kong:III | Hungary:18 | Iceland:16 | Ireland:18 | Italy:VM14 | Japan:R-18 | Malaysia:(Banned) (theatrical) | Malaysia:18SG (unrated DVD version) | Mexico:D | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:R18 | Norway:18 (self applied) (with warning) | Philippines:R-18 (MTRCB) | Portugal:M/18 | Singapore:R21 (cut) | Singapore:M18 (edited TV version) | South Africa:16 | South Korea:Limited (original rating) | South Korea:18 (re-rating) (cut) | Sweden:15 | Switzerland:18 (canton of Geneva) | Switzerland:18 (canton of Vaud) | Taiwan:R-18 | UK:18 | USA:R (certificate #42205)
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
Over 150 gallons of blood were used in the making of the movie, nearly three times the amount used on Eli Roth's first film Cabin Fever (2002).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Paxton is handcuffed to the chair and his torturer grabs the three-pronged metal pole, Paxton is shown with bloody hole marks on his shirt. Then it shows the guy holding the rod, then hitting Paxton twice, then the shot goes back to Paxton and the bloody holes are there. The holes were added and filmed before the torturer hit him.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Paxton:Amsterdam, motherfucker!
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Soundtrack:
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28 out of 39 people found the following review useful.
Deeply unpleasant on one level; thrilling on another – it works for what it sets out to do but is a very basic and cynical affair that will put many off, 18 November 2008
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

Hostel was one of those films described as "torture porn" and, with my low tolerance for gore, I decided to give it a miss at the cinemas and dismiss it if anyone brought it up. However as it came on TV a month or so ago I decided that maybe I was being unfair by not giving it a try. It did sit on my HDD for a month though as somehow I never was in the mood until I forced myself to watch it. It does what you expect it to do and there should be no surprise that it is very gory throughout. What surprised me was how gripped I was by it as I squirmed in my seat and had the emotional "flight" response while sitting there. In that sense the film works because for all but the most hardened viewer it will have you feeling ill and get your heart beating. However while it did achieve this, it did it by simply going direct for being as sadistic and graphic as it possibly could.

In a way there is a "build-up" to the main gory bits but this is less of a decision so much as a necessary evil of having any sort of story. The first thirty minute or so are essentially the guys getting honey-trapped into this Eastern-European world of heartless torture and then from there we have gore for varying reasons (and here the makers give us nudity to prevent the male target audience getting bored). You never really care about the characters or the story because the tension is not about "what is happening next" as it is about the act you are watching. It is a cynical horror movie in this way as it has a very simple atmosphere and a very simple target or gore. While you are watching it the sheer cruel horror of it might stop you thinking but ultimately it is a soulless affair that reminds me of the viral "2 girls 1 cup" video. You see both are the type of thing you want to watch but also don't want to see, both also are entirely about seeing horrible things from the remote safety of your home and of course both generally get a "hands over eyes, open-mouth but yet unable to look away" response from viewers. This is all Hostel is going for and this is why I have real reservations recommending it because as a "film" it is pretty poor.

Those that love gore will love it though because in this area it excels. The effects are horrifically realistic and are delivered in clear, cruel shots. The actors do a great job of convincing in their pain, horror and fear and this is part of the gore voyeur aspect of the film. As characters though they are poor and can do nothing with the script other than be young and geeky/sexy/beefy/stoned* (delete as appropriate). Hoffman's portrayal of power is the only exception because, while a bit whacked out, he perfectly captures the sheer indifference to live that real evil has. Roth's direction doesn't show much in the way of subtlety but he knows what his audience want and how to give it to them. The lack of anything beyond this in his delivery or script can be easily seen in the way that the film doesn't even try to do something with the fact that we are getting entertainment from watching people torture/kill others for their entertainment. Normally in this sort of thing there would at least be some reference to this conflict but here Roth is part of his audience and sees nothing wrong at all with what he is doing – which is a problem for me, not that he needs to be "ashamed" but just that a film should not just be a load of filmed gore with no heart or reason to care.

Hostel is a gory horror movie that is entirely about being repulsed and thrilled by the graphic and sadistic acts portrayed with excellent special effects. Those looking for this will be pleased with it but the majority will be turned off. For some it will simply be too gory to watch and they will get no pleasure from witnessing hell on earth – I totally understand where they are coming from. However the majority of viewers will not be those that struggle with gore but just object to the cynical way that it is put on the screen without any real attempt at using it as part of the film or story – no, here the gore is the all and there is nothing else to watch it for. This factor alone makes me stronger in my decision to ignore this genre for what it is because being good at what you do doesn't mean that it is right for you to do it in the first place.

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