The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)formerly known as The Billion Dollar Hotel
About the film . . .
- Milla plays a troubled, damaged, yet brilliant character named Eloise
- Plot summary: A gang of outcasts and misfits who live in a decrepit downtown Los Angeles hostelry become the focus of a police investigation when one of its residents comes to a grisly end. When the deceased turns out to be the son of a billionaire media magnate, every hotel inhabitant becomes a suspect in the inquiry led by an FBI hardliner (Mel Gibson).
- Official site (English): www.milliondollarhotel.com
- Opened the 50th Berlin Film Festival on February 9, 2000 at the festival's new home at Potsdammer Platz in the heart of Berlin
- The The Million Dollar Hotel Soundtrack features Milla singing Lou Reed's "Satellite of Love" with U2's Bono ("Jovovich interprets Lou Reed's 'Satellite Of Love' as a bewildered ballad for a post-NASA world of 50,000 cable channels." - Rolling Stone)
- Article with pictures from Premiere - (France) December 1999: English or French
- The name of the film is the nickname for the LA flophouse which was used in the filming of the now infamous U2 video, 'Where the Streets Have No Name'. U2 have been closely linked to Wim Wenders for years having contributed songs to several of Wenders pictures including Until the End of the World,
Faraway So Close and The End of Violence. The German director also oversaw the groups night and day segment in the 1990 TV special Red, Hot and Blue. The screenplay is by Nicholas Klein and it's being produced by Berlin Road Movies Production
with distribution being handled by Mel Gibson's company, Icon Entertainment. U2 will again provide the soundtrack for the feature.
- Milla's exchange with a reporter at the Berlin Film Festival: "Are you an alien?" "That's what they say. The people that know me best say I am."
- Poem Tom Tom (Jeremy Davies) recites to Eloise (Milla):
Love can never be betrayed,
same way as a tree, or the sea,
or any other mystery
it's the eyes with which we see
it's the sinner & the saint
it's the light inside a paint
[ For complete credits, check out the Internet Movie Database listing for The Million Dollar Hotel ]
Directed by Wim Wenders
Writing credits: Bono, Nicholas Klein
Jeremy Davies .... Tom Tom
Mel Gibson .... Agent Skinner
Milla Jovovich .... Eloise
Jimmy Smits .... Geronimo
Plot summary: A gang of outcasts and misfits who live in a decrepit downtown Los Angeles hostelry become the focus of a police investigation when one of its residents comes to a grisly end. When the deceased turns out to be the son of a billionaire media magnate, every hotel inhabitant becomes a suspect in the inquiry led by an FBI hardliner (Mel Gibson).
Germany ... February 9, 2000 (Berlin Film Festival)
US ... February 2, 2001
Berlin Film Festival:
The Heart Is a Sleeping Beauty : The Million Dollar Hotel - A Film Book:
Pictures from the trailer can be found here
|The Million Dollar Hotel (2000)