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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:
Toni Collette ... Kath
Daniel Craig ... Ronald Blanche
Katrin Cartlidge ... Cora Blanche
Stephen Tompkinson ... Dezmond Blanche
Hugh O'Conor ... Stanley Smith
Helen McCrory ... Lorna Bull
Peter Vaughan ... Morton Blanche
Joerg Stadler Joerg Stadler ... Sergei Gorgonov
Clare Cathcart Clare Cathcart ... Lorraine Bull
John Boswell John Boswell ... Bellboy
Toby Jones ... Kitchen boy
Dan Hildebrand ... Waiter
Nadine Leonard Nadine Leonard ... Chambermaid
Len Hibberd Len Hibberd ... The Fisherman
Imogen Claire Imogen Claire ... Edna Blanche (voice)


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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France | UK



Release Date:

22 September 2000 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Hotel Sordide See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Based on a novel by Marie Redonnet. Originally published in French. See more »


[first lines]
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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Weird, yes, but not all that bad
2 June 2009 | by rouzannaSee all my reviews

I don't quite share the enthusiasm of the reviewers claiming that the movie is a must-see, but it is not trash either. It's actually a black-humored comedy and rather good for a change. I disagree about wasting 98 minutes of your life, because if you don't find the movie attractive in the first 10 minutes, then stop watching it - it's not your kind of a show. I wouldn't compare it to the Addams Family, one of my all-time favorites, but something in the setting, darkness, characters, and pace makes the two somehow alike. Though, indeed, I, too, would prefer less toilet and bowel movement humor, but it relates to the major part of the plot, the health efficiency theory of the masterful mother-former owner of the hotel who used to run (and seem to still run) it, so not much complaining there.

My opinion - give it a try, chances are that you'll be entertained. But if it doesn't work for you - well, the "Off" button is still on your remote.

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