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Hôtel Monterey (1973)

Hotel Monterey is a cheap hotel in New York reserved for the outcasts of American society. Chantal Akerman invites viewers to visit this unusual place as well as the people who live there, from the reception up to the last story.

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Chantal Akerman (uncredited)
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New York City's Monterey is a residence hotel; the residents we see are older, most live alone. The camera, usually stationery, begins with a look into the lobby. The film ends with a panorama from the hotel's rooftop. There's no soundtrack. The lobby is clean with granite floors. Men wear hats. People enter and exit an elevator. The camera looks out from within the elevator as doors open and close. People sit alone and motionless in their apartments. There are long shots of empty halls. Paint peels. The flooring on upper levels is linoleum. Hall lights are florescent. Doors open a crack then close. The film provides the feeling of what it's like to live there. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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At the time of this film the Hotel Monterey was a single-occupancy residential hotel in a run-down neighborhood in Manhattan. It could have been described as a "flop house". See more »

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nostalgic
25 December 2019 | by milkbread-34675See all my reviews

Reminds me of running around, exploring the vacant spaces of ferries, hotels and various older buildings while traveling with my parents as a child.


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Belgium | USA

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Release Date:

11 July 1989 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Отель Монтерей See more »

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Silent

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Color
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