The Dead Mountaineer Hotel

  • 1979
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Science Fiction

Fascinating Russian film that combines the detective and science-fiction genres and examines and expands on their narrative forms. A police inspector is summoned to a mysterious hotel situated high in the snowy Ala-Tau mountains of Kazakhstan. Upon his arrival, he is surprised to find no crime but instead a strange group of guests inhabiting the hotel....read more

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Fascinating Russian film that combines the detective and science-fiction genres and examines and expands on their narrative forms. A police inspector is summoned to a mysterious hotel situated high in the snowy Ala-Tau mountains of Kazakhstan. Upon his arrival, he is surprised to find no

crime but instead a strange group of guests inhabiting the hotel. After a series of strange and inexplicable events, the detective begins to surmise that he is surrounded by a hotel full of beings from another planet. The film becomes a bizarre game wherein the detective must adjust his manner of

deductive thinking to a set of beings totally alien to him. He must learn to ignore his normal, human thought patterns and adopt a completely new mode of analytical consciousness. Winner of the Trieste festival of 1980.

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  • Released: 1979
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: Fascinating Russian film that combines the detective and science-fiction genres and examines and expands on their narrative forms. A police inspector is summoned to a mysterious hotel situated high in the snowy Ala-Tau mountains of Kazakhstan. Upon his arr… (more)

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