Enigmatic and perturbing, Suzana Amaral’s Hotel Atlântico takes us on a mysterious journey through Brazil’s southern landscapes. The film follows an unnamed actor as he wanders into new experiences, living life in the moment.
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This is a terrible adaptation of a novel that lends itself to the uncanny and the macabre. Amaral skips some of the best and most important episodes in the text and alters meaningful details in ways that water down the novel's stark and creepy power.