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44 Ratings

The Motel

Directed by Michael Kang
United States, 2005
Comedy, Drama


Thirteen-year-old Ernest Chin lives and works at a sleazy hourly-rate motel on a strip of desolate suburban bi-way. Misunderstood by his family and blindly careening into puberty, Ernest befriends Sam Kim, a self-destructive yet charismatic Korean man who has checked in.

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The Motel Directed by Michael Kang

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2005 | Winner: Producers Award

2007 | Nominee: Best First Feature

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