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Problemski Hotel

An intriguing picture of life in a European centre for asylum-seekers, a closed community with its own codes and patterns of life. Bipul is the only one who realizes how little chance they actually have of being granted asylum and tries to help his fellow sans-papiers. Most of them survive on false hopes or are making plans to escape from the centre if their application is rejected. Their dream is to reach England, even though they know that many before them have tried this route and lost their lives. Then the turbulent Lidia arrives at the centre. Christmas brings new hope, but with it comes an awful redemption.

Director:  Manu Riche

Writer:  Steve Hawes, Manu Riche

(Co-)producers:  Timescapes (BE), Volya Films (NL), Thank you & Good Night (BE), BNP Paribas Fortis Film France (FR), STAP program of Telenet (BE), VRT/ Canvas (BE), Riche Riche & Riche (BE)

Release Date: 16/10/2015

Partners:   Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Flanders Image, Netherlands Film Fund and the Netherlands Film Production Incentive, Centre du Cinéma et de l’Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, MEDIA programme of the European Union, The Tax Shelter of the Belgian federal government

Length: 110 minutes

Genre: Feature Film

DoP: Renaat Lambeets
Editor: Michèle Hubinon
Sound Engineer: Gerben Kokmeijer
Sound Designer: Ranko Paukovic
Composer: Harry De Wit

Festivals: Ghent Filmfest 2015

With the support of the Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA of the European Union

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