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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

Writer:

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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Taglines:

Shen mer tsui huai neng fa sheng (What's the worst that could happen) See more »

Genres:

Horror

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Czech Republic

Release Date:

6 January 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hostel 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:

$81,979,826
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Technical Specs

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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Tomas Galbavy, a member of the Slovak Parliament, said he was "offended by this film. I think all Slovaks should be too". See more »

Goofs

Season changes in Slovakian from spring to winter and then spring again, all in a few days. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paxton: Amsterdam, motherfucker!
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Crazy Credits

At the very end of the credits, the character of Natalya is heard to say, "I get a lot of money for you... and that make you my bitch". This is a piece of audio lifted from an earlier scene in the film. See more »

Alternate Versions

The unrated DVD contains three additions that weren't in the theatrical version:
  • 1. A close-up of the German Surgeon's severed leg after it's cut off by the chainsaw.
  • 2. A slightly extended take of Kana's eye being cut off and the subsequent puss.
  • 3. A close-up of the train crushing Kana's head during her suicide.
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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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Upgrades Horror Movies...
25 October 2007 | by Vic_maxSee all my reviews

This movie is a clear step above most horror movies. It helps raise the bar for all horror movies by simply having a nice mix of movie elements that work well together.

Basically, the movie is about three American college guys who venture out of Amsterdam and into a region of Slovakia looking for more extreme female interaction. Once they arrive, they begin to suspect that everything may not be as good as it seems when one by one they start disappearing.

Although this seems like a typical horror plot, the movie is well-done and believable. The European scenery, interesting characters, decent dialog and fast-moving pace of the movie completely separate it from the typical "waste of time" horror movies.

I also give the director high marks for not making this a gore-fest and overfocusing on nothing but blood and guts. The result is that he has created a real movie - and a good one.

This is a pretty decent horror flick. If you're in the mood for this kind of movie and don't want a mindless slasher-fest, this will do nicely.


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