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Century Hotel (2001)

An omnibus of seven stories, all set in the room 720 of Century Hotel, that illustrate the tense and changing nature of relationships between men and women during each of the seven decades between the 1920s and the 1990s.

Director:

David Weaver
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3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Joel Bissonnette ... Danny
Lindy Booth ... Supergirl / Sylvia
Albert Chung ... Cheung
Colm Feore ... Sebastian
David Hewlett ... Michael
Sandrine Holt ... Jin
Noam Jenkins ... Young Salvatore
Marvin Kaye ... Hotel Manager
Janet Kidder ... Beth
Mia Kirshner ... Dominique
Chantal Kreviazuk ... Mary
Eugene Lipinski ... George
Raine Maida Raine Maida ... Damon Riley
Jef Mallory Jef Mallory ... Police Officer
Tom McCamus ... Nicholas
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Storyline

A young woman lodges in the room 720 of the Century Hotel and the old bellboy tells that that room has several stories. Along the years, an old man marries a young virgin; a whore and her client fall in love with each other; a man is left by his wife and seeks her out in the hotel; a musician and the chambermaid has a weird relationship; two friends from navy have a gay relationship; a Chinese woman comes to America to get married with a powerful Chinese. Some of the relationships have good ending, others have tragic conclusion. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Genres:

Drama | Mystery | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, language, some drug use and violent images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 2001 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Budget:

CAD 750,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Victorious Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Michael: You know how tongues can wag in a small town.
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A Good Movie That Had Too Many High Expectations
25 November 2001 | by rebel_with_a_cause_See all my reviews

Not a single newspaper had nothing nice to say about this movie, almost each one said thing like "over-ambitious", "could have been good" and "if only". In my opinion it was these critics high-expectations that made them dislike the movie. If they could have just sat back and enjoyed the movie instead of marking down all the spots where something could have been done better, they would have been able to see the movie through eyes of the average "uncultured" person who just want to enjoy it not analyze all the "should haves". If a person does this then the movie they see is a smart, cool Canadian film that is a refreshing change from the movies like Black Knight and Shallow Hal which are also playing. When I went, there were no more than ten people in the theater and my bet is that half of them (myself included) were big Our Lady Peace fans who wanted see Raine Maida's acting debut. He wasn't bad and though he's a way better songwriter I'd like to see him in a movie again, his voice brings a dramatic quality to both his speaking and singing. This may seem weird but I like that the long hair and dark lights hid his good looks because it gave him a chance to get people to appreciate him for his acting, not that the critics really cared. I liked each of the setting for the seven stories except the eighties one which was a little depressing and irrelevant. I really enjoyed the story of the young flapper bride, it was really frightening and real, but still it grabs your attention. I loved the whole movie and I really think that critics should stop worrying about small meaningless points of a movie and focus on the big picture. By the way, for those who have seen the movie, does anyone know the title of the theme song for the movie by Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk and if there's a place I can find it?


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