Australia | 2018 | 125 mins | R16 Violence, cruelty & offensive language
- Directed by Anthony Maras (feature debut)
- Starring Armie Hammer, Dev Patel, Nazanin Boniadi, Jason Isaacs, Natasha Liu Bordizzo, Anupam Kher, Tilda Cobham-Hervey, Sachin Joab
- Written by John Collee, Anthony Maras (based on the documentary ‘Surviving Mumbai’ by Victoria Midwinter Pitt)
- Drama, True Story & Biography, Historical
- 5 May, Sunday, 5PM FINAL
A gripping true story of humanity and heroism, HOTEL MUMBAI vividly recounts the 2008 siege of the famed Taj Hotel by a group of terrorists in Mumbai, India.
Among the dedicated hotel staff is the renowned chef Hemant Oberoi (Anupam Kher) and a waiter (Academy Award-Nominee Dev Patel, Slumdog Millionaire) who choose to risk their lives to protect their guests. As the world watches on, a desperate couple (Armie Hammer, Call Me By Your Name and Nazanin Boniadi, “Homeland”) is forced to make unthinkable sacrifices to protect their newborn child.
an excellent, white-knuckle thriller – and an unlikely crowd-pleaser.
Whatever else it may offer to audiences – vicarious thrills, emotional catharsis – “Hotel Mumbai” clearly serves as a testament to those remarkable individuals. Variety (USA)