sorry for the mistakes!
Heavy and bad semi-erotic movie or interesting film about the
“anni di piombo” with a bit of erotism and a lot of
psychology? "Kleinhoff Hotel" by Lizzani is one of those works that has
divided the critics and continues today. Badly acclaimed at its
release, it has been re-evaluated in modern times and is part of the
filmography of a filmmaker who was never banal at all.
So in our humbly opinion "Kleinhoff Hotel" is both things. A definitely
heavy film with a slow narrative that does not exploit the many
potentialities at hand but at the same time a strange work that speaks
(of course in its own way) of those years using the beautiful Corinne
Cléry in her whole erotic charge.
The plot is very simple. Pascale (Corinne Cléry) is an architect
who as her husband goes around the world for work. One day, however,
she loses the last plane to Paris and is forced to stay in Berlin at
the Kleinhoff Hotel. In the next room, there is the mysterious and
seductive Karl (Bruce Robinson) with his girlfriend Petra (Katja
Rupé). A bit of boredom and a bit of strangeness in the context
push Pascale to spy on the pair from a hole. It is the beginning of a
morbid attachment to Karl who is actually a terrorist. More and more
obsessed by him, Pascale follows him in a violent demonstration and she
is arrested. Once released, she come back to the hotel find Karl and
has sex. He kills himself while she sleeps. Pascale wakes up, and take
Maybe a little bit, maybe reminds other movies, but Lizzani as mentioned is not a banal director as you can see.