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Title:
Hotel
ISBN:
9780792866893
Edition:
Widescreen format (1.85:1).
Publication Information:
[United States] : Metro Goldwyn Mayer Home Entertainment, [2005]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (101 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Title from container.

Originally produced as a motion picture in 2001.

Special features: Hotel documentary (24 min.); web shorts (43 min.); photo gallery; original theatrical trailer (2 min.).
Summary:
A Hollywood film production crew and cast check into an old Venetian hotel to film a version of The Duchess of Malfi. However, the plans of the director are compromised by increasingly strange personalities and happenings, including murder and cannibalism.
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MPAA rating: R; strong sexual content, violence and language.
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Following up on his innovative work Timecode, which featured four stories being told in real time simultaneously, Mike Figgis returns to a modified form of his technique in this film about the tourists, the prostitutes, the tour guides, a killer, and a film crew who frequent the Hungarian Palace Hotel in Venice, Italy. A corrupt Eastern European politician and his moll are visiting the city to complete a shady business deal while Sophie is a high-priced call girl who makes an office in one of the hotel's suites. The film crew is attempting to shoot a Dogma 95 -style adaptation of John Webster's The Duchess of Malfi only to run into one problem after another. Magic is a professional assassin with a very odd kink -- he must have sex immediately after completing a job. Quintus, who abandoned his attempts to get fame and fortune as an actor, is a tour guide with an unusual secret. And then there is maid who not only has the skeleton key to the hotel, but also a habit of snooping. This film was screened at the 2001 Toronto Film Festival. ~ Jonathan Crow, Rovi