PROBLEMSKI HOTEL: Dramatic Comedy About Refugees Seeking Asylum in Belgium. Based on Novel by Dimitri Verhulst

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A film by Manu Riche.  Based on the novel by Dimitri Verhulst

 

Available to watch February 7, 2017

 

Synopsis:
For the inmates of the multinational residential center somewhere in Europe, the circular, black comedy that is the cross-frontier migrant’s life ‘within the system’ becomes even blacker in December. For we are in the European ‘season of gladness and joy.’ Bipul doesn’t want to admit it to himself, but the Russian girl’s arrival makes a difference: Lidia. Hope? Surely not! A future? Get real! December is also the ninth month of Martina’s pregnancy. Pregnancies don’t go round in circles; they end in eruptions. Because when the situation is hopeless, rescue is near.

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Cast:

Bipul TAREK HALABY (Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker), Mahsun GÖKHAN GIRGINOL (KVS), Lidia EVGENIA BRENDES, Martina LYDIA INDJOVA, Igor KAMIL ALISULTANOV, Zef TIMUR MAGOMEDGADZHIEV, Yusuf HAYDER HELO, Olugbenga GORGES OCLOO

Crew:
Manu Riche, Steve Hawes, Emmy Oost, Volya Films, Renaat Lambeets, Michèle Hubinon, Igor Gabriel, Anne-Catherine Kunz, Gerben Kokmeijer, Ranko Paukoviċ, Michel Schöpping, Harry de Wit, Guy Cabay, Eddo Hartmann

Year of production: 2015

Running time: 110

 

 

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About filmmaker Manu Riche:

Manu made over 20 long and middle length documentaries. He was an early contributor to
the legendary documentary magazine Strip – Tease produced by Belgian TV channel RTBF in the early ‘90s. In 2002/2003 he explored the relationship between fiction and documentary in two major films on Belgian personalities, King Baudouin I and Georges Simenon. He is the initiator, producer and director of Hoge Bomen, a series of portraits on formal and informal power in Belgium at the beginning of the 21stC. Manu Riche made his widely acclaimed theater directorial debut in February 2012, when he directed actor Josse De Pauw in ‘Raymond’ by Thomas Gunzig at the KVS. Together with writer Patrick Marnham he created the documentary Snake Dance, that premiered in Nyon in 2012, where it garnered the Buyens Chagoll award, and that is now touring internationally (IDFA a.o.) in combination with a theatre performance.

 

 

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PROBLEMSKI HOTEL: For the inmates of the multinational residential center somewhere in Europe, the circular, black comedy that is the cross-frontier migrant’s life ‘within the system’ becomes even blacker in December. For we are in the European ‘season of gladness and joy.’ Bipul doesn’t want to admit it to himself, but the Russian girl’s arrival makes a difference: Lidia. Hope? Surely not! A future? Get real! December is also the ninth month of Martina’s pregnancy. Pregnancies don’t go round in circles; they end in eruptions. Because when the situation is hopeless, rescue is near.

 

 

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