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Occidental

Director

Neïl Beloufa

Synopsis

The streets of Paris are taken by barricades and furious protesters. Antonio and Giorgio, an eccentric and improbable couple, take refuge in the Hotel Occidental.

Diana, the hotel manager, instantly suspects their attitude and calls the police. With no proper evidence, the officers and the hotel crew find themselves on a series of absurd anecdotal events involving homophobia, racism, misogyny, terrorist threats and political manipulations.

The situation unfolds on a funny and tangled story that reflects satirically the uneasy context of our time.

Cast

Anna Ivacheff, Idir Chender, Paul Hamy, Louise Orry-Diquéro, Hamza Meziani, Brune Renault

Crew

Writer: Neïl Beloufa; Cinematographer: Guillaume le Grontec; Editor: Ermanno Corrado

Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival, Hong Kong International Film Festival, TIFF - Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Torino Film Festival

Director's Filmography

- Occidental, 2017

- Desire for Data, 2016

- Tonight and the People, 2013

- Brune Renault, short, 2010

- Sans Titre, short, 2010

- Kempinskii, short, 2007

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