Hôtel Provençal. Rise and Fall of the Riviera

 

Documentary film, 52 min.

Production: Colonia Media in cooperation with ARTE for ZDF

 

Director/Script:

Lutz Hachmeister


Assistant Directors:

Malika Rabahallah, Christian Wagener

Director of Photography:

Hans Fromm


Editors:

Stefan Wieduwilt (ZDF), Olaf Grunert (Arte)

Cutter:

Guido Krajewski


Sound:

Peter Carstens


Sound mix:

Tilo Busch (Soundvision)

 

First broadcast: May 17, 2000, ARTE

Rerun: April 22, 2001, ZDF


Nominated for the Grimme Award 2001

 

 

 

 

Synopsis

 

The Hotel Provençal in Juan-les-Pins was once considered a place of wealth and elegance. However, for the past 20 years the former palace has been abandoned. The film "Hotel Provençal" explores the lost world of the glamorous hotel and tells the story of its symbiotic connection to the history of the Côte d'Azur.

 

 

 

 

Press responses

 

The big bugs, the short luck and the unfortunate habit of over-sized luxury buildings to choke on their own glamour and arrogance – all this is told with elegance and opulence.
(Die Zeit, May 5, 2000)