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      Hotel Lux

      2011 1h 42m Comedy List
      Reviews 36% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Hans Zeisig flees Berlin in 1938 with a Russian passport and finds shelter in Moscow. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member Naja.... sehr ueberfluessiger Film Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Audience Member Actually, it's just a comedy of errors - but an excellent one! It actually achieved to be some sort of noir comedy. Totally implausible, way too many times over the top and not exactly well acted (Bully Herbig is maybe the only one who could pull that role off without being ridiculous in a bad way - he is of course - but that's the charme of the film - how is this possible? I have no idea and I can't really explain why it works. Short summary of the film (I hope I can shorten it down enough - it's quite labyrinthine): Jürgen Vogel and Bully Herbig play two German comedians who dream of going to Hollywood in the wake of Hitler's rise to power - one of them (Vogel) is communist and has to go underground. After a while Herbig also has to leave the country (although he's completely apolitical). He flees like many fellow (mostly) communist Germans to Moscow where he finds shelter in the Hotel Lux (which really existed). There he gets confused with Hitler's astrologists who now shall foresee Stalin's future... and then it all begins. The first drama role of Herbig required some serious comedic talent (and some serious Russian studies I guess) but he's just perfect casted. If you ever get a hand on a copy of this film - buy it, rent it, steal it, I don't care but watch it and see yourself. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Hans Zeisig flees Berlin in 1938 with a Russian passport and finds shelter in Moscow.
      Director
      Leander Haußmann
      Producer
      Matthias Esche, Jan S. Kaiser
      Screenwriter
      Leander Haußmann
      Production Co
      Bavaria Pictures GmbH München-Geiselgasteig
      Genre
      Comedy
      Original Language
      German
      Runtime
      1h 42m