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Occidental

Occidental

A Feature film by Neïl Beloufa

Produced by Bad Manners

Production year : 2016

    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?

    Videos

    01/08/2017

    Occidental

    Trailer (English Subs)

    Actors (5)

    Production and distribution (2)

    Executive Producer :

    Bad Manners

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    MPM Film - Movie Partners in Motion Film

    Photos (6)

    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

    Sub-genre :

    Drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Production year :

    2016

    French release :

    Runtime :

    1 h 13 min

    Current status :

    Upcoming release

    Approval :

    Color type :

    Color