Hotel Atol****

2013 / Czech Republic / 10min

A deserted hotel at the gas station by the highway to Pilsen. Only the caretaker knows how it works, what is where, where and how the wind blows…

His walk through this empty space, which has been out of use for many years now, tells the story of how the hotel was built during the past regime and how previous tenants have coped with its bancruptcy, who had poured concrete over the first stone and who had tried to make a huge business work under socialism.

The barman stirs up vodka and juice.



  • Original title
    Hotel Atol****
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Adéla Komrzýová
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Adéla Komrzýová
  • Editing
    Matěj Sláma
  • Music
  • Sound
    Martin Semerád
  • Duration
    10 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Smetanovo nábřeží 2
    11000 Praha 1
    Czech Republic
  • Distribution
    Smetanovo nábřeží 2
    11000 Praha 1
    Czech Republic
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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