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Hotel (2001)

R | | Comedy | 5 April 2002 (UK)
While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess Of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleasy documentary primadonna while the strange staff share meals ... See full summary »

Director:

Mike Figgis

Writers:

Heathcote Williams (adaptation), Mike Figgis (story)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Max Beesley ... Antonio
Fabrizio Bentivoglio ... Very Important Doctor
Brian Bovell Brian Bovell ... Cardinal
Saffron Burrows ... Duchess of Malfi
Elisabetta Cavallotti Elisabetta Cavallotti ... Abducted Hotel Guest
Valentina Cervi ... Hotel Maid
George DiCenzo ... Boris
Andrea Di Stefano ... Assassin
Nicola Farron Nicola Farron ... Hotel Guest
Christopher Fulford ... Steve Hawk
Valeria Golino ... Italian Actress
Jeremy Hardy ... Flamenco Troupe Administrator
Salma Hayek ... Charlee Boux
Danny Huston ... Hotel Manager
Rhys Ifans ... Trent Stoken
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Storyline

While a British film crew are shooting a version of The Duchess Of Malfi in Venice, they in turn are being filmed by a sleasy documentary primadonna while the strange staff share meals which consist of human meat. Then there is the hit man, the call girl and the Hollywood producer all managing to become part of the madness... Written by Andrew Main

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Genres:

Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, violence and language | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

UK | Italy

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

5 April 2002 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Szálló See more »

Filming Locations:

Venice, Veneto, Italy

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,840, 27 July 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$12,840, 27 July 2003
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

John Webster's play "The Duchess of Malfi" was first performed in 1614 at the Globe Theatre in London, and first published in 1623. The onscreen credits simply list the title followed by the author's name, and omit the word "play". See more »

Connections

References Citizen Kane (1941) See more »

Soundtracks

Hunger
Written by Mike Figgis & Skin
Performed by Skin
Produced by Anthony Marinelli (uncredited)
Courtesy of Chrysalis Music Ltd./Warner Chappell Music Publishing and Virgin Records Ltd.
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DVD should come wrapped in a Glad Bag
11 February 2006 | by them42See all my reviews

I'm not sure what to say – the negative reviews all seem to mirror my thoughts on this absolute crap movie. "No script", I think that says it all. Uninspired is the nicest thing that I can say about it. I am amazed at how delusional people can be – Figgis, shame on you – letting people pay for this load of garbage.

I would suspect that most people will find this to be a) a waste of money b) a waste of time c) a waste of talent (the actors) and d) an embarrassment for all involved. Some will also add e) insulting and f) bad PR for all artists trying to do some different and creative.

I am sure there is a small group of people that will cast this movie in a somewhat better light than others, but they will be the minority and their reasons for doing so are probably worth examining.

I notice that most of the reviews are well written and make their point without resorting to foul language or sophomoric references. I applaud you all. I must also add that this movie totally sucked the root.


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