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Hotel Coolgardie the Film

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two Finnish backpackers find themselves the latest batch of “fresh meat”
sent to work as barmaids at the only pub in a remote Australian mining town.

Confronted with a culture of alienation and impunity – in limbo between being desired and disdained,
their working holiday rapidly deteriorates into a bizarre test of endurance, as they discover
that to meet expectations they’ll need to do more than just pour drinks.

Set deep in Australia’s harsh interior, Hotel Coolgardie is a sometimes amusing, sometimes appalling,
surprisingly moving portrait of small town insularity, fragile masculinity and
the plight of the outsider forced to adapt or face the consequences.


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“Jaw-dropping… one of the most confronting and compelling
documentaries ever filmed in this country.”

“Packs an emotional wallop… one of the most captivating
Australian documentaries in recent memory…”

“sad… funny… cringeworthy… staggering… shocking… extraordinary”
****½ Deb Kennedy RADIO 6PR

“riveting… remarkable…”
“…holds you right to the very end…”

“…bloody amazing… do not miss it.”
****½  Leigh Paatsch 1116FM Radio SEN


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“A jaw-dropping documentary that lingered for many days after having seen it…
one of the most important and shocking films,
documentary or otherwise, to come out of Australia in ages.”
**** Simon Storey FILM BLERG

“…a nightmare version of Cheers…”  POV MAGAZINE

“…veers between intimate moments of human warmth and vulnerability
to disturbing verbal and physical violations ”  ***** FRONT ROW REVIEWS

“…a sly and lighthearted humor throughout an otherwise astonishing narrative…
…captivates from intriguing start to bittersweet end…”  SLUG MAGAZINE

“Completely unexpected, completely stunning. 8/10”  THE YOUNG FOLKS

“A staggering piece of work…
…achieves what all filmmakers should really aspire to… (by) capturing the truth
of the human condition, the naked lunch for all to see, and putting
it out there unconcerned with box office or public approval.”  **** OTAGO DAILY TIMES

“Gleeson weaves in a sly sense of humour…
Reminiscent of the dust-laden classic Wake In Fright…”  CULT PROJECTIONS

Hotel Coolgardie is to bogans what Jaws is to sharks.”  THE BRAG

“An 83 minute cringeathon…”  AUSTRALIAN FINANCIAL REVIEW

“important and timely… sociologically fascinating…
takes a hard unflinching look at fragile masculinity.”  TORONTO FILM SCENE

“simmering, unsettling, accomplished verité…”  TOM ROSTON

” a marvel… almost from a different world.”  SCENE CREEK

“feels already like a timeless film.” HUNTER & BLIGH

“a cross between Kiwi rugby documentary The Ground We Won and an Aussie outback horror film…
a compelling yet chilling watch…” STUFF (NZ)

“As soon as Hotel Coolgardie ended, I walked to my car, shut the door, and burst into tears.” MONSTER CHILDREN

“…beautifully realised…” FILLUMS

“…an unforgettable piece of work…”  WYLIE WRITES

96B FM Auckland with Mikey Havoc    [LISTEN]

CinefestOz 2016 Director Interview, ABC South West      [LISTEN]

Triple J with Veronica & Lewis, Director Interview June 2017       [LISTEN]



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