Hotel Harabati (De particulier a particulier)
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Hotel Harabati (De particulier a particulier)
Earning frequent comparisons to the finer work of David Lynch for its defiantly unpredictable and enigmatic narrative twists, neophyte director Brice Cauvin's political thriller Hotel Harabati opens at a Parisian train depot, with a European couple in their mid-thirties, Philippe (Laurent Lucas) and Marion (Helene Fillieres), waiting to journey to Venice. Without substantial explanation, they promptly retrieve a suitcase that doesn't belong to them; labeled with the words "tel Harabati" (or 'Hotel Harabati'), it contains a massive amount of neatly-rolled foreign… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 75%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"An intriguing, ably shot and directed addition to the 'cinema of anxiety' ."
‑ Wally Hammond, Time Out
"A compelling combination of domestic and surreal drama, which proves that there's nothing more mysterious than a seemingly happy couple."
‑ Demetrios Matheou, Film4
"Echoes of Michael Haneke reverberate around the action but an eschewal of logic makes this feel like self-indulgence rather than ingenuity."
‑ David Parkinson, Empire Magazine
"In terms of keeping his plot obscure, director Brice Cauvin tips his chapeau in the direction of David Lynch, but ultimately it's rather lifeless. File under "calculatedly enigmatic"."
‑ David Gritten, Independent
"Playfully blurs the boundaries between the real and the imagined, and unfolds against a backdrop of mysterious terrorist attacks in the French capital."
‑ Thomas Dawson, BBC.com
"While the understated indeterminacy of Hotel Harabati represents the height of filmmaking maturity, immaturity would appear to be the key theme holding all the film's perplexities together."
‑ Anton Bitel, musicOMH.com
"Absorbing and frustrating in equal measure."
‑ Peter Bradshaw, Guardian
"Interesting but frustrating to watch, Brice Cauvin's feature debut never quite finds its voice."
‑ , Total Film
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