Hotel (2004)
First screened in August 2014
Director: Jessica Hausner. Cast: Franziska Weisz, Birgit Minichmayr, Peter Strauß, Rosa Waissnix, Alfred Worel, Christopher Schärf, Marlene Steeruwitz, Regina Fritsch, Wolfgang Kostal, Andreas Reischl, Alexander Lugonja. Screenplay: Jessica Hausner.

Twitter Capsule: Hausner exerts enough formal control that I never just gave up but this barely clears the bar of abstract, Lynchian menace.

VOR:   Either a bald imitation of Lynch, a worthy idea not fully worked out, or an unconvincing feint at a genre Hausner finds uncomfortable. Not a wash, but not much, either.

Photo © 2004 Coop99/Essential Filmproduktion GmbH

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

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