Hotel America

by André Téchiné1h351981France

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Hélène, a distracted pill-popping anesthetist, almost runs down Gilles one evening on a Biarritz street. She is still numb from the drowning death earlier that year of her lover, a visionary architect. Gilles presses for a relationship, then backs away, deciding she could never love someone of lower class and limited prospects. But she does fall in love with him and gradually her depression eases. As she heals, he becomes obsessed with her lover's talents and his own limitations, behaving bizarrely and pushing her away. How these conflicts play out becomes the movie's story.

Cast and crew
  • Credits

    • Costume Design : Christiane Fageol
    • Production Compagny : Sara Films, Les Films A2
    • Original Music : Philippe Sarde
    • Editing : Claudine Merlin
    • Producer : Alain Sarde
    • Distributor : Studio Canal
    • Set Decoration : Jean-Pierre Kohut-Svelko
    • Photo Director : Bruno Nuytten
    • Director : André Téchiné
    • Scenario : André Téchiné, Gilles Taurand
    • Sound Recorder : Paul Lainé
  • Technical details

    • Printed format : 35 mm
    • Sound mix : Stéréo 2.0
    • Year of production : 1981
    • French release date : 2 décembre 1981
    • Category : Feature film
    • Color : Colors
    • Language : French

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