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Hotel Morgana

Hotel Morgana

Hotel Morgana, a simple inn on the northern edge of the town. Whoever spends a night here falls under the spell of nightmarish visions. Are they the guests' own fantasies or the constricting atmosphere of the old house which draws these fantasies from the inhabitants. In four episodes, the film recounts the extraordinary experiences of the hotel guests. A young man in room 16 notices that the mysterious, beautiful woman in the lift lives in the room next door. In his obsessive attempts to get a glance of her, he is surprised by a monstrous being. Down at the reception, the old landlord examines the hoover bag as usual every evening. In his 38 years on night duty he has amassed a curious collection of little things that the guests have lost in the hotel. In room 25, Christine, the chambermaid, meets a famous popsinger. The brief flirt with the star arouses unforeseen powers in her. But her high spirits spell her downfall. A new guest has arrived in room 34. Unexpected disturbances by other guests, the landlordÍs wife and strange insects make him pack his bags with the intention of leaving. But that isn't so easy in Hotel Morgana.


Martin Hansen was born in Kiel in 1960 and studied Photography and Film in Braunschweig from 1982-1988. He co-founded his production company KARO Film with Thomas Bartels in 1985 and has been based in Hamburg since 1991 working on his own films as well as as an editor or cameraman other projects. His work includes experimental shorts (Spin, 1986; Kopfzerrbruchstueck, 1987; Parru, 1988), animation films (Ragout, 1990; Im Schatten des Padyshah, 1991) and short features Simulacren - Markt der Schatten (1985), Anhaltender Stillstand (1987) and Zimmer 22 (1995). The 1996 film Hotel Morgana is his first full-length feature film.
Genre Erotic
Category Feature
Year of Production 1996
Director Martin Hansen
Screenplay Martin Hansen
Cinematography Thomas Bartels
Martin Hansen
Wolfgang in der Wiesche, Andreas Perez
Cast Burghart Klaußner, Martin Hansen, Andreas Perez, Ingeborg Riehl, Anna Böttcher, Guenter Kuetemeyer, Friderike Wagner
Producer Michael Sombetzki
Production Company Trigon Film/Hamburg, in co-production with Karo Film/Braunschweig
Length 65 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Optical
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 1997 (in competition)
With backing from Cultural Funding of Niedersachsen, Hamburger Filmbuero

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