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Hotel Meina (2007)

How will the Germans react to the armistice of the 8th of September 1943, due to which Italy betrays them and sides with the allied forces? This is the distressing questions that a group of... See full summary »

Director:

Carlo Lizzani

Writers:

Marco Nozza (novel), Pasquale Squitieri (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Majlinda Agaj Majlinda Agaj ... Irma Moneri
Eugenio Allegri Eugenio Allegri ... Vittorio Pomas
Marta Bifano Marta Bifano ... Camy Benar
Veronica Bruni Veronica Bruni ... Sig.ra Ariana
Ursula Buschhorn ... Cora Bern
Butz Ulrich Buse ... Tepper
Silvia Cohen Silvia Cohen ... Liliana Fendez
Diana Collepiccolo Diana Collepiccolo ... Ester Moneri
Simone Colombari Simone Colombari ... Pierre Fendez
Federico Costantini Federico Costantini ... Julien Fendez
Elia Donghi Elia Donghi ... Robert Fendez
Fiamma Ferzetti Fiamma Ferzetti ... Bianca Fendez
Marco Fubini Marco Fubini ... Marcus
Fabio Ghidoni Fabio Ghidoni ... Giacomo Fidani
Giancarlo Judica Cordiglia Giancarlo Judica Cordiglia
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How will the Germans react to the armistice of the 8th of September 1943, due to which Italy betrays them and sides with the allied forces? This is the distressing questions that a group of 16 Italian - Greek Jews evacuated at The Meina Hotel ask themselves. Hotel Meina, named after the town of Meina at Lake Maggiore, run by the Benars, a family of Turkish Jews. The grown-ups' questions are toned down by the light-heartiness of the two youngsters, Noa and Julien who are in love and full of hope in their future. The uncertainty is broken by the arrival of an SS detachment conducted by Krassler. The sixteen Jews are kept in isolation in the hotel and the never ending wait begins full of uncertainties, despair, fear and hope. Noa and Julien's love is countered by the attraction that pushes the enigmatic Krassler, uncontrollable in his Nazi faith, towards Cora, a fascinating German who is passing through, and seemingly naive and superficial. Krassler, a man both weak and inhumane, tries ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama | History

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Country:

Italy | France | Serbia

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

2 September 2007 (Italy) See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$116,536
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Last feature film of director Carlo Lizzani. See more »

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