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Hotel America

A Feature film by André Téchiné

Produced by Sara Films

Release in France : 02/12/1981

    Synopsis

    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.

    Actors (13)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Executive Producer :

    Sara Films

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    StudioCanal Films Limited

    Associate producer :

    Films A2

    French distribution :

    Parafrance

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    International releases (2)

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    Subject

    This film marked a turning point in Téchiné’s career, anchoring his work from then on in a more realistic universe from the previous romantic one. For the first time Téchiné let his actors improvise, a practice he has continued ever since, adjusting his scripts to accommodate the new material. “From Hotel des Amériques onwards my films are no longer genre films,” he said. “My inspiration is no longer drawn from the cinema”. This film also started a long productive collaboration with Catherine Deneuve. "There are some directors who are more feminine than others, like Téchiné, like Truffaut. They are an exceptional gift to actresses," Deneuve said about their collaboration.

    Source : Wikipedia.

    Full credits (14)

    Assistant directors :

    Alain Centonze, Charlotte Trench, Bruno François-Boucher

    Screenwriters :

    André Téchiné, Gilles Taurand

    Production manager :

    Christine Gozlan

    Continuity supervisor :

    Michèle Andreucci

    Foley artist :

    Jean-Pierre Lelong

    Costume designer :

    Christian Gasc

    Sound Mixer :

    Jacques Maumont

    Producer :

    Alain Sarde

    Sound Recordist :

    Paul Lainé

    Editor :

    Claudine Merlin

    Music Composer :

    Philippe Sarde

    Director of Photography :

    Bruno Nuytten

    Make-up Artist :

    Jacky Reynal

    Location Manager :

    François Menny

    Technical details

    Feature film

    Genres :

    Fiction

    Sub-genre :

    Psychological drama

    Production language :

    French

    Production country :

    France

    Original French-language productions :

    Unknown

    Nationality :

    100% French (France)

    Production year :

    1981

    French release :

    02/12/1981

    Runtime :

    1 h 35 min

    Current status :

    Released

    Visa number :

    54155

    Visa issue date :

    23/11/1981

    Approval :

    Unknown

    Production formats :

    35mm

    Aspect ratio :

    2.35

    Audio format :

    Mono

    Posters (2)

    Director

    Festival Selections

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards - 1982

    Cesar Awards - French film industry awards (France, 1982)

    Selection (2)

    Best Supporting Actress : Sabine Haudepin

    Best Actress : Catherine Deneuve