A writer arrives at the Chateau Rousseau, an illustrious Montreal hotel known for its favourable treatment of struggling artists. He has been hired by Lucy Knowlton, the alcoholic owner of ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Benz Antoine ...  Michael Quenton 6 episodes, 2006
Nigel Bennett ...  Jacob 6 episodes, 2006
Matthew Edison ...  Graham Wolf 6 episodes, 2006
Martha Henry Martha Henry ...  Lucy 6 episodes, 2006
Rosa Laborde ...  Carmelita 6 episodes, 2006
Natalie Lisinska ...  Jenny 6 episodes, 2006
Carlo Rota ...  Albert 6 episodes, 2006
Diego Klattenhoff ...  Young Jacob 6 episodes, 2006
Jef Mallory Jef Mallory ...  Young Peter 6 episodes, 2006
Hrant Alianak ...  Zlawko 5 episodes, 2006
Walter Alza ...  Slavic 5 episodes, 2006
Robin Brûlé ...  Adelaide 5 episodes, 2006
Sarah Cornell ...  Irina 5 episodes, 2006
Salvatore Antonio ...  Pablo 5 episodes, 2006
Brandon McGibbon ...  Jeremy 5 episodes, 2006
Matthew Bennett ...  J.J. Knowlton 4 episodes, 2006
Raoul Bhaneja ...  Harry Jindal 4 episodes, 2006
Shawn Campbell Shawn Campbell ...  William Burke 4 episodes, 2006
Samantha Weinstein ...  Piper 4 episodes, 2006
Paulino Nunes ...  Milos 4 episodes, 2006
John Blackwood ...  Doctor 4 episodes, 2006
Alberta Watson ...  Camille 4 episodes, 2006
Neil Crone ...  Deacon 3 episodes, 2006
Stephanie Morgenstern ...  Gerta 3 episodes, 2006
Sandra O'Neill Sandra O'Neill ...  Madame Boratto 3 episodes, 2006
Conrad Dunn Conrad Dunn ...  Senior Arioso 3 episodes, 2006
Conrad Bergschneider ...  The Bald Man 3 episodes, 2006
Jonas Chernick ...  Danny Book 2 episodes, 2006
Daniel Kash ...  Detective Goldberg 2 episodes, 2006
Frank Moore ...  Frank Richards 2 episodes, 2006
Andrew Pifko ...  Pete 2 episodes, 2006
Alvaro D'Antonio Alvaro D'Antonio ...  Father Segundo 2 episodes, 2006
Linda Kash ...  Folly 2 episodes, 2006
Peter MacNeill ...  Peter 2 episodes, 2006
Susan Coyne Susan Coyne ...  Donna 2 episodes, 2006
Frank Fontaine ...  Cardinal Facinelli 2 episodes, 2006
Neil Donell Neil Donell ...  Trio #2 2 episodes, 2006
Elio Campbell Elio Campbell ...  Quartet #2 2 episodes, 2006
Steven McCarthy ...  Brian McDougal 2 episodes, 2006
David Lopez David Lopez ...  Trio #3 2 episodes, 2006
Kevin Hanchard ...  Quartet #3 2 episodes, 2006
Mandy Meisner Mandy Meisner ...  Trio #1 2 episodes, 2006
Leford Lawes Leford Lawes ...  Quartet #4 2 episodes, 2006
Chris Stephenson Chris Stephenson ...  Quartet #1 2 episodes, 2006
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A writer arrives at the Chateau Rousseau, an illustrious Montreal hotel known for its favourable treatment of struggling artists. He has been hired by Lucy Knowlton, the alcoholic owner of the hotel, to research and write a book about its history. She will comp his room and board until the book is written. At the same time, Jenny arrives at the hotel and is hired as a chambermaid. Shenanigans ensue. Written by lynn-wheaton

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2006 (Canada) See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Series nominated for seven 2006 Gemini Awards. See more »

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It oughtta be a cult classic by now
31 March 2011 | by JaynaBSee all my reviews

This is a very Canadian weirdness of a mini-series, more redolent of the BBC mini-series 'The Singing Detective' with Michael Gambon than the US movie of the same name starring Robert Downey Jr.

Alternately, it might be the result of an unrevealed collaboration between two famous Neils: Simon and Gaiman.

Humour darker than black, musical interludes (two of them entirely extra-narrative), deep political and familial machinations, faithful retainers and light-fingered staff, sexual and ethical misconduct, some murders and other less tidy deaths... all against a backdrop of elegant refinement and subdued lighting.

You really have to watch it from the beginning to follow any of the tangled character arcs.

I could have given it an 8 overall, but for a couple of directorial decisions that I found weakened the overall effect. I might watch it again, now that I know what's going on from the start, and see if the director's rationale makes more sense.


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