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Hostel (2005)

R | | Horror | 6 January 2006 (USA)
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Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.

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Eli Roth

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Eli Roth
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jay Hernandez ... Paxton
Derek Richardson ... Josh
Eythor Gudjonsson ... Oli
Barbara Nedeljakova ... Natalya
Jan Vlasák ... The Dutch Businessman
Jana Kaderabkova ... Svetlana
Jennifer Lim ... Kana
Keiko Seiko ... Yuki
Lubomír Bukový Lubomír Bukový ... Alex
Jana Havlickova Jana Havlickova ... Vala
Rick Hoffman ... The American Client
Petr Janis ... The German Surgeon
Takashi Miike ... Miike Takashi
Patrik Zigo ... Bubble Gum Gang Leader (as Zigo Patrik)
Milda Jedi Havlas Milda Jedi Havlas ... Desk Clerk Jedi
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Storyline

3 backpackers are in Amsterdam where they get locked out of their youth hostel. They are invited into a man's house where he tells them of a hostel somewhere in eastern Europe where the women are all incredibly hot and have a taste for American men. When they get there, everything is too good to be true - the hostel is "to die for" Written by CROESKE

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10,000 people are killed in America each year. Over 2,000 with firearms. Americans... they have no imagination... See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for brutal scenes of torture and violence, strong sexual content, language and drug use | See all certifications »

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Details

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hostal See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,800,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,556,099, 8 January 2006

Gross USA:

$47,326,473

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$80,578,934
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The Czech and Slovak pop songs in the film were huge hits in Czechoslovakia between the years 1982 and 1989. See more »

Goofs

IN the last scene, Paxton is showed alighting from the train at Vienna-how did he cross the border from Slovakia into Austria, when one of the Elite Hunting staff had retained his passport?.. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paxton: Amsterdam, motherfucker!
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Eli Roth Thanks The Boston Redsox See more »

Alternate Versions

In the German version, the dialogue that was in German has been changed to Spanish. See more »

Connections

References The Vanishing (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

Drzim Ti Miesto
Written by Julius Kincek and Daniel Hevier
Performed by Team
Courtesy of Opus Records
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Horror movie set in Eastern Europe with great doses of guts and gore
16 March 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The film deals about two(Jay Hernandez and Derek Richardson) American backpackers tourists and a third(Gudjonsson) from Iceland travel across European touring.They are looking for sex,promiscuous girls,drugs,booze and amusement. They begin in Switzerland,Belgium and Amsterdam where are informed a hostel in Bratislava(Slovakia) that offers sexy and beautiful girls.When arrive there,they actually encounter hot and delicious girls.But early their dreams become in bloody nightmares.Firstly are threaten by violent children,after the friends are disappearing.Meanwhile Jay Hernandez realizes that the hostel contains a horrible secret.

This creepy film display mystery,suspense,restless horror,tension,shocks and great lots of blood and guts.The first part movie is an usual teen movie ,plenty of sex,disco,drugs,scatological jokes ,but later when they're going into hostel and the terror appears is when turns and makes more horrifying,more terrible,more thrilling and more gore.The movie contains tense sequences of hair-rising terror and loads of violence and gore,courtesy of make up specialists Greg Nicotero and Howard Berger(Land of the dead among others).The casting is principally formed by two promising actors, Jay Hernandez(World Trade Center,Carlitos'way:rise to power,Ladder 49,Torque)and Derek Richardson(Dumb and dumber).Appear uncredited the directors Takashi Mike(Ichi the killer,a film as violent as this one) and Eli Roth.Sinister and eerie atmosphere is well made by the cameraman Milas Chadima.The motion picture is professionally directed in the Czech Republic by Eli Roth ,nowadays become in terror movies expert,he directed ¨Cabin fever¨,¨Grindhouse¨and Hostel II also produced by Quentin Tarantino and Boaz Yarkin and again with Jay Hernandez along with a new cast by Bjou Phillips and Jordan Ladd.


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