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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Select Hôtel

Fortnight 1996, Feature film, 1 h 25

Synopsis

It’s an hotel with the walls in the corridors covered with striped paper, crossed like the bars of a dingy prison, its rooms as large as cells. The Select Hotel is a dead end place for those who do not have enough cash to go somewhere else. The last shelter for those who hang around at night. These shadows wlking silently along the streets, selling their poor body heat for a few crumpled banknotes, swallowed and digested by their voracious thirst for a cheap high. Enough to forget for a while the distress of a ruined and to dream of a more rejoicing elsewhere. Nathalie and her brother Tof struggle against this futureless world. Pierre, a shoe-repairer, troubled by Nathalie’s grace will take part for a while to the life of these two children of misery.

Director

Laurent Bouhnik

Between 1988 and 1992, he worked in picture technique and editing. The he dedicated to writing scripts he wanted to adapt. His short film Troubles was shown in Cannes.

Emmanuelle Rozes
Eric Aubrahn
Jean-Michel Fête
Julie Gayet
Marc Andreoni
Michel Gondoin
Sabine Bail
Serge Blumental

Screenplay
Laurent Bouhnik

Image
Gilles Henry

Sound
Patrice Mendes

Editing
jacqueline Mariani, Clémence Bielov

Music
Jérôme Coullet, Musique additionnelle : Lio, Les Tepakim’s, Hoax

Set decoration
Isabelle Millet

PRODUCTION : Climax Productions 8, passage Dieu, 75020 Paris Tél. : 01 40 09 19 19 Fax : 01 43 48 17 23