Appetite (1999)

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At the Station Hotel, Jay doesn't like his guests to mix - and with good reason. They are all damaged in some way, always emotionally and sometimes physically. Jay tries not to be judgemental, but sometimes judgement is called for.

Tonight he looks on paralysed as they all sit playing a game of cards. Worse than that, they're playing to see who will sleep in Room 207, a room that's not been slept in for 20 years. A room that should stay locked forever.

Soon the strangers will learn a little too much about each other's secrets. Nelson, the vicious womaniser. Jonathan, the defrocked priest struggling with the anguish of his past sins. Susie, the beautiful Chinese girl desperate for a reason to live. Arthur, eaten away by thirst for vengeance, each night handcuffing himself to his bed for fear of what he might do. Finally Greta, who came here to write a suicide note which she couldn't finish and with whom Jay is secretly in love.

There is hunger in all of them. Talk of hidden money whets a whole new and desperate menu of appetites. Soon everyone is eyeing one another with deep suspicion, only the darkest of which is founded in truth. Deception, paranoia, back stabbing and manipulation of circumstances become the order of the day.

The fractured lives of all the main characters become entangled in a hilarious and terrifying series of events, that escalate throughout the hotel towards an ultimate and brutally violent climax. www.britfilms.com

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