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Million Dollar Hotel, The

Million Dollar Hotel, The

The Million Dollar Hotel is a story of friendship, betrayal and the overwhelming power of unconditional love. A gang of unique outcasts and misfits live in a downtown Los Angeles fleapit, known locally as the "Million Dollar Hotel". Their story is seen through the eyes of Tom Tom, a young man who serves them all like some sort of "Beggar's Butler". He has a childlike, innocent mind. Tom Tom has fallen head over heels for the tarnished street angel Eloise. As their relationship develops, the Million Dollar Hotel becomes the focus of a police investigation: one of its residents, the engaging junkie Izzy, has come to a grisly end. He fell off the roof. Or was he pushed? To the amazement of his neighbors, he is revealed to have been son of a billionaire media magnate. Every inhabitant of the Million Dollar Hotel falls under suspicion in the enquiry led by FBI hardliner, Detective Skinner. As Skinner's investigation proceeds, the lines between murder and suicide, sane and deranged, become very blurred indeed.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1999
Director Wim Wenders
Screenplay Nicholas Klein
Cinematography Phedon Papamichael
Tatiana S. Riegel
Jon Hassell, Bono, Daniel Lanois, Brian Eno
Cast Jeremy Davies, Milla Jovovich, Jimmy Smits, Peter Stormare, Amanda Plummer, Gloria Stuart, Tom Bower, Donal Logue, Harris Yulin, Mel Gibson
Producers Bruce Davey, Deepak Nayar, Bono, Ulrich Felsberg, Wim Wenders, Nicholas Klein
Production Company Road Movies
Length 122 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German, French, Italian
Original Version
 English
Subtitled Version German
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Sound Technology Dolby SRD, Dolby
Festivals Berlin 2000 (opening film, in competition), Zurich 2018
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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