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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Wally Hammond
Time Out

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

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Demetrios Matheou

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

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

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

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

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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