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Hotel Splendide (2000)

The Hotel Splendide is on a remote and cold island, accessible only by a once-a-month ferry. It's a dark and dreary spa created by the late Dame Blanche, whose grown children now run the ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kath
... Ronald Blanche
... Cora Blanche
... Dezmond Blanche
... Stanley Smith
... Lorna Bull
... Morton Blanche
Joerg Stadler ... Sergei Gorgonov
Clare Cathcart ... Lorraine Bull
John Boswell ... Bellboy
... Kitchen boy
... Waiter
Nadine Leonard ... Chambermaid
Len Hibberd ... The Fisherman
Imogen Claire ... Edna Blanche (voice)
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The Hotel Splendide is on a remote and cold island, accessible only by a once-a-month ferry. It's a dark and dreary spa created by the late Dame Blanche, whose grown children now run the hotel according to her specificiations, serving up ghastly seaweed and fish-based food and enema treatments. Kath, once the sous chef, arrives when she receives an anonymous letter telling her of the matriarch's death. Will she bring light into the place with her wonderful cooking? Written by Martin Lewison <milst1@yahoo.com>

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Based on a novel by Marie Redonnet. Originally published in French. See more »

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Stanley Smith: [narration] The Hotel Splendide is a unique and marvelous place. It's an ideal spot to rest or convalesce, with full hydro-spa facilities, no shortage of fresh fish, and a friendly family atmosphere, which hasn't change since Mrs. Blanche died last year.
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SPOILERS: After the end credits have rolled there is a short scene with Dezmond and the head waiter, standing in the ruins of the hotel. See more »

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30 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

rbrb is a twit. if you do not understand this movie, then you might not like it. but for those who do, it is excellent. the movie is about this crazy woman (deceased) who is obsessed with obscure 'health' ideas such as no sugar, no alcohol, in fact, nothing that tastes the slightest bit good. she has this hotel and brainwashes her children and all the guests into staying there convincing them that to leave the island meant death from various illnesses and so forth. she convinces them that there is nothing on the outside, that crossing the water will kill them, etc etc etc. the surviving family, especially the son, try to carry on her crazy lifestyle, partly by using recorded sounds of her voice played over a speaker system.

but the hotel hires a new chef, she brings revolution, with her cakes and things that taste good... to the chagrin of the son, and the worry of many of the other residents. but others love her new ways and in fact welcome the revolution. and.. well.. you will just have to see the rest of the movie.

it is a metaphor for anyone who has been in a situation where they were brainwashed into thinking a certain way of life was necessary, that dependence was necessary, etc etc . if you dont understand this then perhaps you should mature past the age of, oh, say, 12, and get out more and understand other peoples experiences, and watch movies besides terminator 3 and independence day.


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