The Beach Hotel (1978) L'hôtel de la plage

The Beach Hotel (1978) L'hôtel de la plage

The Beach Hotel (1978)
DVDRip | MKV | 672x384 | x264 @ 1900 Kbps | 105 min | 1,54 Gb
Audio: Français AC3 2.0 @ 192 Kbps | Subs: English (embedded)
Genre: Comedy, Romance

Director: Michel Lang
Writer: Michel Lang
Stars: Sophie Barjac, Myriam Boyer, Daniel Ceccaldi

August in Brittany at a seaside hotel. Some guests are new, some come every year and are friends. The men nearing middle age fish and plan infidelities; their wives have surprises of their own in store. Teens fall in and out of love. Kids not yet teens have their own parties and friendships. Lucien's friends set him up with Aline, the wife of a jealous husband. Euloge wants an assignation with the waitress, Yveline. While a husband philanders, his wife goes to Morlaix to see antiques, giving one youth a lift. Their daughter Estelle dumps two boyfriends. There's a talent contest. The hôtelière has an unexpected suitor. The month ends; in 11 months, most but not all will be back.


Also Known As: Holiday Hotel (1978)

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The Beach Hotel (1978) L'hôtel de la plage

I think this is a great film. I have had a copy since it was broadcast on the BBC in 1980. It is a warm French farce with a happy ending & all you could expect from a bunch of french families on holiday for the month of August in a Brittany hotel on the beach. The acting is good and the director really captured the french attitude to food, family, drink, and holidays. The month of August is the month that ninety percent of families take off & in this film there is a very interesting bunch of characters and there are several threads to the plot of the movie, all of which run their course & tie up at the end. I have seen some of the cast since in other movies, but in this film the interplay between the characters is excellent. I still watch this film every year.
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