VOD Recommendation: A Sultry New Noir Crime Movie from Sebastián Gutiérrez Coming on Demand
10.08.12 by BJSprecher
"Trenchcoats. Cigarettes. Revolvers. Femme Fatales."
Journey back to a time when crime movies were populated by grifters, coppers, twists and molls, when heroes were fallible, sex was a weapon, and the only thing that was black-and-white was the film.
The Flick: Hotel Noir
The Skinny: Award-winning Venezuelan film director, screenwriter and producer Sebastián Gutiérrez's (Women in Trouble, Elekra Luxx) homage to crime noir movies of the '40s and '50s. Shot in just 15 days on a budget of under $300,000.
The Players: Rufus Sewell
(Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
) stars as a dick named Felix who hides out in a hotel after grifting a heap of spinach from the mob so that he and his doll (Malin Åkerman
) can take a powder. As he waits for the lead to start flying, Felix crosses the paths of several other hotel guests, each haunted by their own past sins. Carla Gugino
, Danny DeVito
, Rosario Dawson
and Robert Forster