Hotel Harabati (De particulier a particulier)
Hotel Harabati (De particulier a particulier) (2006)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: February 12, 2006
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Critic Score: 75% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Wally Hammond
Time Out

An intriguing, ably shot and directed addition to the 'cinema of anxiety' .

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Demetrios Matheou
Film4

A compelling combination of domestic and surreal drama, which proves that there's nothing more mysterious than a seemingly happy couple.

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David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Echoes of Michael Haneke reverberate around the action but an eschewal of logic makes this feel like self-indulgence rather than ingenuity.

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David Gritten
Independent

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".

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Thomas Dawson
BBC.com

Playfully blurs the boundaries between the real and the imagined, and unfolds against a backdrop of mysterious terrorist attacks in the French capital.

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Anton Bitel
musicOMH.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.

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Peter Bradshaw
Guardian

Absorbing and frustrating in equal measure.

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Total Film

Interesting but frustrating to watch, Brice Cauvin's feature debut never quite finds its voice.

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