Before talking more about the film, I would make it very clear that this movie is not for kids as it features explicit lovemaking scenes. It’s a German movie and I watched it with English subtitle for obvious reasons. 🙂
Well, just to put this movie in one sentence – the movie is about passion, human desire and aspiration for sexuality.
Written and directed and by Sergej Moya, Hotel Desire tells the story about a hotel maid Antonia in Berlin, who lives alone after sending her eight year old son to her husband’s place, is bored of his daily work with constant problem with the seniors at job.
As a very natural human desire, Antonia (played by Saralisa Volm) is longing for more in her life out of the usual routine hard work and a lonely life. She even opens up with one of her colleague that she did not have sex for several years.
One day while cleaning a guest room she suddenly realizes that the occupant, who is a blind painter, is still there showering. As the man comes out of the shower to dress himself up, Antonia out of fear and anxiety kept on standing without even trying to breathe. But the man’s hand accidentally touches her foot while searching for his socks.
Director Moya who is also a very well-known young actor in German film industry wanted to bring emotional relationship as well as and sexual action to depict an interesting love story. However, within such a short duration of approx 40 minutes, the film falls short on the love life although flourishes on expression of human joy of life.
Interestingly, Hotel Desire was produced on public internet donation campaign. Even though the film depicts sexuality and explicit lovemaking scenes (may even inspired from many porn movies), it is not a porn movie.