Director: Inés Rabadán
Cast: Emmanuel Salinger, Ilona Del Marle, Nathalie Richard, Claude Perron, Frédéric Dussenne, Bruno Putzulu, Saskia Mulder
Producers: Need Productions, Lunanime, OF2B Productions, Tarantula, PCT Cinéma & Télévision


Carl, together with his posh friends, intends to buy Belhorizon, a luxurious hotel, with the idea of turning it into a hunting lodge. Surprised, he discovers that the hotel is in fact a common boarding house run by an immigrant Spanish couple. Esmé, their solitary young daughter helps out, but she nurses dark hopes of escape. At first Carl is extremely irritated by the place and the absurdity of the situation, but he decides to let go… Usually self confident, he hasn’t been himself since the recent decline of his father’s fortune. Carl and Esmé, words apart, are magnetically drawn to each other and unexpectedly kiss. Then Simon, Carl’s associate arrives with a bunch of fancy friends and trouble begins… A wink to The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeois, a dark comedy about the confrontation of the social classes.


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fiction – dark comedy
Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), La Région Centre, Luxembourg Film Fund, Coficiné, MEDIA (European Union), CNC, Canal+ France, TSR (Télévision Suisse Romande), La Communauté française Wallonie-Bruxelles, National Lottery
Celluloid Dreams



Festival selections: Montréal, Namur, Créteil, Buenos Aires, Santiago de Chile, Santo Domingo, Mannheim, Vancouver