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Appetite (1998)

One night at the Station Hotel a group of strangers play cards to see who will sleep in hotel room 207 - a room rumoured to be haunted, where you 'dream the dreams of the ones who slept ... See full summary »

Director:

George Milton

Writers:

George Milton (story), George Milton (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ute Lemper ... Greta
Trevor Eve ... Jay
Christien Anholt ... Nelson
George Harris ... Arthur
Edward Hardwicke ... Jonathan
George Lenz ... Wim
Ysé Tran Ysé Tran ... Susie
Detlef Bothe ... Godfrey
Eric MacLennan Eric MacLennan ... Vince
Nicky Ladanowski ... Hooker
Denny Cain Denny Cain ... Chambermaid
Siew Ing Gould Siew Ing Gould ... Chinese Woman
Shane Barks Shane Barks ... Young Boy (as Shane Adam Barks)
Katrina Verdon-Roe Katrina Verdon-Roe ... Woman in Dreams
Richard Henthorn Richard Henthorn ... Helping Man
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One night at the Station Hotel a group of strangers play cards to see who will sleep in hotel room 207 - a room rumoured to be haunted, where you 'dream the dreams of the ones who slept before you...' And in the process learn too much about each other's dark secrets. As their lives tangle in paranoid deadlock, the only escape becomes murder. Written by Simon Johnson <film@projector.co.uk>

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Lust. Revenge. Mystery. Murder. And that's just for starters.

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Thriller | Mystery

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Rated R for sexuality, violence, language and brief drug use | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Release Date:

5 February 1999 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Apetite See more »

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Dolby SR

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Color
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It doesn't work as a thriller, but it's a fine drama
1 March 2006 | by rimmering65See all my reviews

The cover of the US DVD is a little confusing. It says, "Welcome to Room 207. Rest in Peace", and it looks as if it was a haunting remake of "The Exorcist" or "The Omen". The cover text suggested somewhat the same, so I was slightly disappointed when I watched it: I did expect a horror thriller, but I got a slow-moving, well-acted drama set in a station hotel in England, where Greta (superbly played by German singer Ute Lemper) and Jay (Trevor Eve, another great but under-appreciated actor) sort out their weird, uneven relationship. The supporting cast of Milton's beautifully staged directorial debut is excellent, especially Christien Anholt, who plays a sexy and mysterious sailor, proves his versatility. The song that Lemper performs in the end, "Whenever we get close (we fall apart)", is a rare masterpiece in itself. This may not be a good thriller, but it's a sophisticated drama about the strange paths of love, and fear.


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