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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

Credited cast:
Franziska Weisz ... Irene
Birgit Minichmayr ... Petra
Marlene Streeruwitz Marlene Streeruwitz ... Mrs. Maschek
Rosa Waissnix Rosa Waissnix ... Mrs. Liebig
Christopher Schärf ... Erik
Peter Strauß Peter Strauß ... Mr. Kross
Regina Fritsch ... Mrs. Karin
Alfred Worel Alfred Worel ... Mr. Liebig
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Robert Birkner Robert Birkner ... Travel Guide
Thomas Frank Thomas Frank ... Landlord #2
Hakon Hirzenberger Hakon Hirzenberger ... Mr. Popp
Wolfgang Kostal Wolfgang Kostal ... Inspector #1
Alexander Lugonja Alexander Lugonja ... Koch
Antonia Mayer Antonia Mayer ... Daughter Ehrgartner
Michael Miksits Michael Miksits ... Landlord #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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Drama | Horror | Mystery

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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 »

Connections

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

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Shut Up and Dance
Written and Performed by Roland Kugler and Andreas Till
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I want my money back!
4 April 2005 | by michael-zechmannSee all my reviews

The story has potential. The director has not. The movie is praised as a horror movie, but it isn't. I'd like to say something about the story... but I'm sorry, there is no story. There is no suspense. There is one very well actress, but it's not the leading role. It's Frau Maschek alias Marlene Streeruwitz who did a very impressive acting.

During this very bland 80 minutes I've always been thinking: "When does the story begin?". When the movie came to its end, I was thinking: "That's not it! I've paid for a movie, show me one!". This is definitely the worst film ever made in Austria. It's a shame that movies like this are traded the figureheads of Austrian films. Don't waste your money, don't waste your time! Not even for the DVD.


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