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Shimkent Hotel

Synopsis

A French neurologist, arrives at the run-down Shimkent Hotel, Kazakhstan, where he encounters a solitary young man, suffering from amnesia and obviously deep in shock after some catastrophe.
 
As they begin treatment, the patient slowly recounts his story - a tale involving industrial intrigue, cultural incomprehension, a get-rich-quick scheme which goes horribly wrong, and a desperate flight for survival across the Pakastini border. 
 
Shot on analogue video, with superb desolate landscapes and settings. Utterly gripping and very, very strange indeed.

Details

Year
2004
Type of film
Features
Running Time
92 mins
Format
35mm
Director
Charles de Meaux
Producer
Gil Donaldson, Zavier Douroux
Editor
Charles de Meaux
Screenwriter
Charles de Meaux
Director of Photography
Charles de Meaux
Sound
Charles de Meaux
Music
Charles de Maeux, Vladimir Kardev, Pierre Miksiloff
Principal Cast
Yann Collette, Caroline Ducey, Romain Duris, Thibault de Montalembert, Melvil Poupaud

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Production Company

Donaldson Polakoff
Productions Ltd
8 Great James Street
London
WC1N 3DA
UK

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