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13 Ratings

Hotel Imperial

Directed by Mauritz Stiller
United States, 1927
Drama, War


During World War I, an Austrian officer is trapped behind the Russian lines. He tries to sneak through to his own lines, but is forced to take refuge in a small hotel, where he is hidden by the establishment’s chambermaid. The two fall in love.

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Hotel Imperial Directed by Mauritz Stiller

Critics reviews

Our old friend plausibility is among the problems… but Stiller doesn’t seem too invested either; the only bit of sophisticated cynicism is how quickly virtuous heroine forgets her scruples when bedecked in fine dresses. Still quite complex (the Russian general is a fool for love rather than a monster) and the Time-travel aspect is a big plus, as ever.
September 27, 2014
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