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Hotel Atlântico (2009)

A road movie that follows a solitary man as he sets of on a journey to the south of Brazil. The strange characters and absurd situations he encounters along the way present an extraordinary portrait of human relations.

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Credited cast:
Júlio Andrade ...
Gero Camilo ...
Sacristão
Emerson Danesi ...
Carroceiro
Renato Dobal ...
Dono da Pousada
André Frateschi ...
Nelson
Luis Guilherme ...
Dr. Carlos
Helena Ignez ...
Dona da Pousada
Lorena Lobato ...
Polonesa
Marcia Martins
João Miguel ...
Sebastião
Jiddu Pinheiro ...
Léo
Mariana Ximenes ...
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A road movie that follows a solitary man as he sets of on a journey to the south of Brazil. The strange characters and absurd situations he encounters along the way present an extraordinary portrait of human relations.

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Drama

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13 November 2009 (Brazil)  »

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(35 mm version)

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1.85 : 1
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Offbeat Brazilian drama
22 June 2010 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

Strange drama about an actor who aimlessly travels Brazil. He encounters several people along the way; some of them die, while he himself escapes death at the hands of others.

Hotel Atlântico is a languidly paced and offbeat drama. Its protagonist is a blank sheet to us, other than the fact he is an actor, we know nothing of him. His numerous interactions with people along the way give some clues to his character. These encounters basically make up the film and they vary in interest, although, generally speaking they become less engaging as the film progresses. There are some comical moments and overall the narrative is unpredictable; however, it never really fully engages with the viewer. We never spend enough time with any of the side characters to get a proper hold of them, while the main protagonist remains somewhat unknowable. It all ends on an enigmatic note. And I am still not fully sure what I think it means.

Overall, not great but offbeat enough to be worth checking out. I imagine it would make more sense if you have read the novel beforehand.


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