Filmmaker Kitty Green and actress Julia Garner have teamed up again for the psychological thriller The Royal Hotel. Loosely based on the shocking events of the 2016 documentary Hotel Coolgardie, the film follows two American backpackers, Hanna and Liv, who take a job in a remote bar in the remote Australian Outback. At first, Hanna and Liv hoped to get a glimpse behind the scenes of the isolated Outback community, but Hanna and Liv’s paranoia grows when they realize that the guests of the bar have only one thing on their mind. The Royal Hotel is the second collaboration between Green and Garner, the first being the 2019 drama The Assistant, which offers a startling insight into sexual harassment in the workplace by companies. It looks like the Royal Hotel is also tackling the dark realities of bullying, but this time against the backdrop of a sparsely explored and sparsely populated landscape.
Julia Garner (Ozark) and Jessica Henwick (Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery) play American backpackers Hanna and Liv. They are joined by Herbert Nordrum (The Worst Person in the World) as Torsten, Ursula Yovich (Mystery Road) as Carol, Alex Malone (RFDS) as Jules, Kate Cheel (Strange Colors) as Cassie, Hugo Weaving (The Lord of the Rings) as Billy, a bar owner, James Frecheville (Peaky Blinders) as Teeth, Nic Darrigo in his film debut as Kev, Adam Morgan (The Babadook) as Keith, Adam MacNeill (Psycho) as Macca, Ben Eggleton made his film debut as Spanners , Barbara Lowing (Secrets and Lies) as Glenda, Daniel Henshall (Defending Jacob) as Dolly and Bruce R. Carter (Picnic at Hanging Rock) as Darren. Keep reading to find out how to see the Royal Hotel.
|Title||The Royal Hotel|
|Written by||Kitty Green, Oscar Redding|
|Directed by||Kitty Green|
|Cast||Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick, Herbert Nordrum|
|Duration||1 hour 31 minutes|
|Release date||6 October 2023|
When Will The Royal Hotel Be Released On VOD/DVD?
The Royal Hotel is now available on request. The Movie is available on the platform of your choice.
- Amazon Prime Video
- Pluto TV
- Google Play
The Royal Hotel Released in Theatre
The Royal Hotel had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival in the United States on September 1, 2023. After that, the film was shown at the Toronto International Film Festival in Canada and at other festivals in Canada, Spain and the United States. Next on the list is the BFI London Film Festival, followed by the Sydney Screen Film Festival and the Adelaide Film Festival in October. We can confirm that the Royal Hotel will be available to a wider audience in selected theaters in the United States on October 6, 2023.
Find opening hours for ‘The Royal Hotel’
You can use the following links below to check the times and availability of theaters at venues near you:
- AMC Theater
Watch the trailer for The Royal Hotel
NEON released a teaser of the Royal Hotel on her official YouTube channel on September 7, 2023. Coming out of the trailer, you can see that both Hanna and Liv have very different ideas about the work inside. The latter shows himself wild and carefree, longs for adventure and thrives in the atmosphere of the bar. However, Hanna hesitates from the very beginning, immediately becomes discouraged due to indecent customers and the remoteness of the place. Throughout the video, the feeling of danger is palpable, giving viewers the idea that although the bar may be shabby, the true extent of the darkness has not yet been discovered. The trailer also lets us know how isolated Hanna and Liv are. Carol asks the couple to make money and get on the next bus to get out of there, but when Hanna tries to follow Carol’s advice, Billy indignantly tells her that the buses are few and far between inside and the next one is not for days. Will Hanna stay and endure the wait, and most importantly, will she manage to get away from her and Liv before inescapable danger consumes them both?
When Is The Royal Hotel Available Online?
The Royal Hotel will be available for streaming on Starz on 6 October 2023. The film will eventually also be available for streaming on Peacock, thanks to an agreement between Lionsgate and Universal.
When is The Royal Hotel coming to streaming and VOD
It has not yet been confirmed when or where The Royal Hotel will be available for streaming in due course. However, the North American distribution company of the film, NEON, makes us speculate that the Royal Hotel will most likely come to Hulu in due course. NEON has gained an excellent reputation in the indie and author genre in recent years and has an excellent film catalog. NEON is available to all Hulu customers in the US with plans starting at $7.99 per month.
What is the background of The Royal Hotel
The Royal Hotel is inspired by the events of the award-winning 2016 documentary film Hotel Coolgardie. The documentary offers a surprising look at the isolated community of the Australian outback and follows the experience of two Finnish backpackers, Lina and Steph, who hope to top up their travel money by working in a lonely bar that is simply a “point on the map”. Lina and Steph are new to the country and initially enjoy the chance to see a side of Australia that most tourists will never see, but it doesn’t take long for unwanted attention and a gloomy feeling of claustrophobia to turn their travel dream into a living nightmare. Hotel Coolgardie can be streamed as part of Prime Video’s exciting documentary collection.