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Hotel Harabati

  • 2006
  • France
  • 95 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Brice Cauvin
  • Cast: Laurent Lucas, Hélène Fillières, Anouk Aimée

This enigmatic Gallic oddity explores the increasingly troubled relationship of a middle-class 30-something Parisian couple, architect Phillipe (Lucas) and voiceover artist Marion (Fillières). Written and directed by newcomer Cauvin, this concise drama playfully blurs the boundaries between the real and the imagined, unfolding against a backdrop of mysterious terrorist attacks in the French capital.

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Hotel Harabati

31 Jan 20084 stars

(15) 94min

In a recent article in Sight and Sound, the critic Michael Atkinson described a cinematic micro-genre that had emerged from France in recent years. His term was the ‘absurdist-anxiety thriller’, and he gave the examples of Dominik Moll’s Lemming…

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