Hôtel Provençal. Rise and Fall of the Riviera
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Documentary film, 52 min.
Production: Colonia Media in cooperation with ARTE for ZDF
Malika Rabahallah, Christian Wagener
Director of Photography:
Stefan Wieduwilt (ZDF), Olaf Grunert (Arte)
Tilo Busch (Soundvision)
First broadcast: May 17, 2000, ARTE
Rerun: April 22, 2001, ZDF
Nominated for the Grimme Award 2001
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.
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)