Occidental

Drame
LGBTQ+
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French
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Known for his art installations, Neil Beloufa sets his highly stylized feature debut into a Paris hotel plunged into chaos by political protest and street fighters. Unconventional couple Antonio and Giorgi go to this hotel to seek refuge from the burning barricades and battles that are ravaging the French capital. Hotel manager Diana suspects the two are up to no good. When a handbag disappears, she believes her suspicions are confirmed. The police officers and the hotel crew find themselves in a series of absurd events involving homophobia, racism, misogyny, terrorist threats and political manipulations. The situation unfolds in a comical and tangled story that satirically reflects the uneasy context of our times. "A visually and sonically striking ensemble piece that plays mischievous games with audience expectations." (The Hollywood Reporter)