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by Fabrice Gasser


After a long journey that ends in a fiasco, Alejandro arrives at a motel and decides to stay there. He develops a fondness for the proprietress of the motel, an elderly, blind and extravagant woman with whom he forges a trusting and friendly relationship. There he also meets the young Ariane, who suffers from amnesia and thus constantly sleeps, in the hope of finding her memory again in her dreams, as well as the strange Blaise, who doesn’t have his life under control anymore. All of these people share their expectations, their despair. They love each other, bond with each other, stir each other up and find themselves – only to lose each other more easily.

original title: Motel
country: Switzerland
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Fabrice Gasser
film run: 97'
screenplay: Nathalie Rozé
cast: Stephanie Glaser, Antonio Buil, Julia Batinova, Jean-Pierre Gos, Janet Haufler, Ignacio Gomez
cinematography by: Greg Pedat
film editing: Catherine Quesemand
art director: Daniel Raduta, Alice Rey, Monica Raduta
costumes designer: Nicole Ferrari
music: Christophe Raynaud
producer: Jean-Marie Gindraux, Fabrice Gasser, Philippe Berthet, Mikhail Paltsev
production: Pandora Films SA, RTS - Radio Télévision Suisse, Deva Film Sarl, Teleclub AG, Road Movies
distributor: Vega Distribution
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