While waiting to catch a train from Paris to Venice, French couple Philippe and Marion pick up a bag left behind by a courtly, middle-aged gentleman of Arab origin. Inside, they find neatly bound bundles of foreign currency; on the tag, it reads ‘Hotel Harabati.’ Unsettled by the event, they postpone their trip and stay in Paris; but when Marion collects her film from the developer’s, the reel is inexplicably filled with shots of canals, vaporetti, crowded piazzas… and suddenly, terrifyingly, their whole world seems to have turned upside-down.
In the manner of Michael Haneke’s Hidden, Dominik Moll’s Lemming or Emmanuel Carrère’s La Moustache, Hotel Harabati observes the nightmarish yet sometimes viciously funny collapse of a bourgeois family unit at the hands of the resonantly irrational.
Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.
- Audio Soundtrack
- Running Time 90 minutes
- Genre Drama
Laurent Lucas, Helen Filliere, Anouk Aimée