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When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

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Jessica Hausner

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Jessica Hausner
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Franziska Weisz ... Irene
Birgit Minichmayr ... Petra
Marlene Streeruwitz Marlene Streeruwitz ... Frau Maschek
Peter Strauß Peter Strauß ... Herr Kos
Regina Fritsch ... Frau Karin
Rosa Waissnix Rosa Waissnix ... Frau Liebig
Alfred Worel Alfred Worel ... Herr Liebig
Christopher Schärf ... Erik
Alexander Lugonja Alexander Lugonja ... Koch
Tommi Saric Tommi Saric ... Kellner
Marita Ringhofer Marita Ringhofer ... Steffi
Wolfgang Kostal Wolfgang Kostal ... Inspektor 1
Andreas Reischl Andreas Reischl ... Inspektor 2
Hakon Hirzenberger Hakon Hirzenberger ... Herr Popp
Michael Miksits Michael Miksits ... Bauer 1
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When Irene gets a job as a hotel maid she soon finds out that the previous girl disappeared in mysterious circumstances.

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Country:

Austria | Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

1 April 2005 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Hôtel See more »

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$5,398
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Rosa Waissnix is not a professional actress, she actually runs the hotel where the film was shot. Director Jessica Hausner convinced her to take over a part in her film. See more »

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The film was re-cut after it was shown at the festival in Cannes, the director decided she wanted to leave some scenes out that explain about the secret menace. She did not want these things to be explained to the audience. See more »

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Referenced in Mysterious Scenes from Swamps (2015) See more »

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Simplicity is Eerie
7 July 2004 | by craig-r-francisSee all my reviews

One of the numerous films that had a great deal of buzz about it prior to its premier at the Cannes Films Festival. The reviews and feelings of many I spoke with about this film were mixed to say the least. This is the first full length film by Hausner and she did a marvelous job. The plot is simple enough...Girl begins working at a Hotel up in the mountains, after her predecessor mysteriously went missing. The eerie shots and mood of the film are relentless. I think what made this movie for me was that it did not give into the temptation to be a Hollywood film. It was not a jump-out-of-your-seat movie, but was enhanced because of that. It broke so many of the typical Hollywood norms, especially the length of the shots. I don't want to give too much away because I want everyone to be able to experience the film in the same unknowing manner in which I was able to. A must see, easily one of the top 3 films at Cannes this year!!!!!


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