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Sunset Motel

Sunset Motel
Scene from "Sunset Motel" (photo © Raphaela Film)

The film is dedicated to the Italian writer Cesare Pavese: Laura works in a café in Sunset Plaza and lives in the Saharan Motel on Sunset Boulevard. She falls in love with the young writer Raoul. While Laura is open with her feelings, Raoul cannot seem to show his feelings for her. The more Laura fights to win him over, the more he withdraws himself. Realizing that he is torturing Laura, he asks his friends, the famous writers Hubert Selby Jr. (Last Exit to Brooklyn) and Janet Fitch (White Oleander), for help. But he is incapable of following their advice and of opening up to Laura’s unconditional devotion. Finally, Laura sees only one way out of her loneliness and despair...
Genre Art, Drama, Love Story / Romance
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Eckhart Schmidt
Screenplay Eckhart Schmidt
Cinematography Steve Elkins
Raoul Sternberg
Joe Landis
Marion Rosenberg
Cast Joanna Canton, Sean Costello, Danny Molina, Desi Moore, Hubert Selby Jr., Janet Fitch
Production Company Raphaela Film/Munich
Runtime 97 min
Format color
Subtitled Version German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
German Distributor Preview Release/Munich

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