At the Hotel Europa, the manager Omer prepares to welcome a delegation of diplomatic VIPs. On the centenary of the assassination that is considered to have led to World War I, an appeal for peace and understanding is supposed to start from here. But the hotel staff have other worries.
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This film does have a promising start, with a tension-filled premise as well as some clever and humorous moments. But, then something goes awry in the second half. Political allegories give way to characters blatantly reciting essay-like speeches. The tone also has multiple drastic shifts, such as a disturbing scene of near-rape being proceeded by a running gag regarding a security guard and his wife.