By continuing to use this website, you agree to the use of cookies in order to offer you content and services that are tailored to your interests.

[Find out more][OK]

Occidental

A Feature film by Neïl Beloufa

Produced by Bad Manners

Production year : 2016

  • Contents

Actors (5)

Production and distribution (2)

Executive Producer :

Bad Manners

Film exports/foreign sales :

MPM Film - Movie Partners in Motion Film

Synopsis

The mood is heated. Demonstrations are taking place across France, also in front of the Paris hotel where an Italian named Giorgio is booking the bridal suite for him and his boyfriend Antonio. Hotel manager Diana doesn’t trust them and calls the police to get rid of the odd couple. Italians? Homosexuals? Criminals? In the charged atmosphere of the Hotel Occidental, little is needed for initial suspicions to be aroused. While street battles rage outside and a politician tries to play down the situation in a TV interview, everyone inside attempts to turn things to their own advantage. This leads to faith in the security camera, absurd dialogues and mad conclusions, fainting spells and an explosive showdown complete with fervent gestures. The music provides the suspense, aside from the schmaltzy Italian love song. Art prints comment on the action, referencing the history of civilisation from Napoleon’s military campaigns to Warhol’s banana. The 70s look of the lobby, which evokes the set of a boulevard play, turns out to be the setting for a comedy shaped by the current social climate. Everything is fake here, including love. Or is it?

Full credits (5)

Executive Producers :

Jacques Dodart, Hugo Jeuffrault, Pierre Malachin

Sound Recordist :

Arno Ledoux

Production Designer :

Dan Perez

Director of Photography :

Guillaume Le Grontec

Editor :

Ermanno Corrado

Technical details

Feature film

Genres :

Fiction

Production language :

French

Production country :

France

Original French-language productions :

Unknown

Production year :

2016

French release :

Runtime :

1 h 13 min

Current status :

Approval :

Color type :

Color