Hotel de Love

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Hotel de Love
Hotel de Love.jpg
Directed by Craig Rosenberg
Produced by Peter Heller
Greg Coote
Graham Burke
Michael Lake
David Parker
Alex Waislitz
Heloise Waislitz
Screenplay by Craig Rosenberg
Music by Brett Rosenberg
Cinematography Stephen F. Windon
Edited by Bill Murphy
Distributed by Live Entertainment
Roadshow Entertainment
Release date
12 September 1996 (T.I.F.F.)
19 December 1996 (Australia)
Running time
95 minutes
Country  Australia
Language English
Box office $111,106 (USA)
AU $943,903 (Australia)[1]

Hotel de Love is a 1996 Australian film written and directed by Craig Rosenberg. It was released theatrically in the United States, Great Britain, Australia and select countries throughout Europe.


Fraternal twin brothers meet a childhood crush at a rundown hotel and rediscover their love as they renew their competition for her affection.

Principal cast[edit]

Actor Role
Aden Young Rick Dunne
Saffron Burrows Melissa Morrison
Simon Bossell Stephen Dunne
Pippa Grandison Allison Leigh
Ray Barrett Jack Dunne
Julia Blake Edith Dunne
Peter O'Brien Norman Carey


The film was the directorial debut of Craig Rosenberg, an Australian writer who had been making a living writing screenplays in Los Angeles. David Parker was producer. Rosenberg:

Working with David Parker was an absolute joy. He's so experienced; he has written, produced and shot feature movies. To have him as producer on my first feature was a remarkable luxury for me because, if I had a writing problem, I could throw it to him and say, `What do you think about this? Read this page for me'. If I had some shooting problem I would say, `What do you think about this?' as well as having him do his normal production responsibilities. So he was a real godsend. He was a dream and he's a lovely person and I think we've formed a long friendship out of the experience.[2]


Hotel de Love
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Soundtrack album by Various
Released 28 January 1997
Genre Soundtrack
Length 44:02
Label Milan Records
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[citation needed]

1. Get Down Tonight - KC and the Sunshine Band
2. Sooner or Later - The Grass Roots
3. I'm Not in Love - 10cc
4. In a Minor Key - Tim Finn
5. Reminiscing - Little River Band
6. Blue Moon Revisited (Song for Elvis) - Cowboy Junkies
7. Sway - Hotel de Love Band
8. Lost in Love - Air Supply
9. In Love With It All - Tim Finn
10. I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John
11. I Hope I Never - Split Enz
12. Love Will Keep Us Together - The Brett Rosenberg Problem

Critical reception[edit]

The film received mixed reviews.

Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times somewhat enjoyed the film, giving it 2 and 1/2 stars out of 4:

Stephen Holden of The New York Times called it an "enjoyably ditsy romantic comedy" and "an enlightened 1990s version of a French farce."

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Australian Films at the Australian Box Office", Film Victoria accessed 24 October 2012
  2. ^ "Interview with Craig Rosenberg", Signet, 25 November 1996 accessed 20 November 2012
  3. ^ "Hotel De Love :: :: Reviews". 7 February 1997. Retrieved 2011-08-01. 

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