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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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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 »

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References Timecode (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Different Places
(2001)
Written by Geoffrey Woolley & Michael Feltham
Performed by Kscope (as K-Scope)
Courtesy of Good Looking Music Ltd./Warner Chappell Music ltd. and Good Looking Records Ltd.
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BAD BAD BAD!
8 August 2004 | by jera51See all my reviews

Well I read the reviews of this film after I had seen it, which was a mistake. I should have read them before because I would have saved myself $5 and 45 minutes of my time (the movie is infinitely longer, but 45 minutes was all I could get through). Truly, this was the worst movie I have ever seen. One of the previous reviewers referred to it as 'pretentiously incoherent' and that's exactly right. Tons of swearing, jiggly camera angles, incoherent plot, bad acting, cannibalism, no closed captioning available, horrible sound quality...I could go on, but surely you get the idea. Bad, bad, bad. Please don't waste your time or money!!


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