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by Ines Rabadan


Carl, together with his posh friends, intends to buy Belhorizon, a luxurious hotel, with the idea of turning it into a hunting lodge. Surprised, he discovers that the hotel is in fact a common boarding house run by an immigrant Spanish couple. Esmé, their solitary young daughter helps out, but she nurses dark hopes of escape. At first Carl is extremely irritated by the place and the absurdity of the situation, but he decides to let go... Usually self confident, he hasn't been himself since the recent decline of his father's fortune. Carl and Esmé, words apart, are magnetically drawn to each other and unexpectedly kiss. Then Simon, Carl's associate arrives with a bunch of fancy friends and trouble begins... A wink to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeois, a dark comedy about the confrontation of the social classes.

original title: BELHORIZON
country: Belgium, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg
sales agent: Celluloid Dreams
year: 2005
genre: fiction
directed by: Ines Rabadan
film run: 80'
release date: FR 16/08/2006, BE 20/09/2006
screenplay: Ines Rabadan, Laurent Brandenbourger
cast: Emmanuel Salinger, Emmanuel Salinger, Ilona Del Marie, Nathalie Richard, Claude Perron, Saskia Mukter, Bruno Putzulu, Fréderic Dussenne, Manuela Sanchez
cinematography by: Sabine Lancelin
film editing: Yann Dedet
art director: Christian Marti, Isabelle Girard
costumes designer: Lorette Meeus
music: Marie-Eve Ronveaux
producer: Denis Delcampe
production: Need Productions, PCT Cinéma & Télévision, Tarantula Luxembourg, OF2B productions (FR), Lumières (BE)
Supporto: Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de La Communauté française de Belgique et les Télédistributeurs wallons, CNC, CanaJ+ France, Office fédéral de la Culture, TSR, Région Centre, Grand Duche de Luxembourg, Coficiné, Programme MEDIA
distributor: Lumière
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