Hotel du Lac (film)

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Hotel du Lac
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Directed by Giles Foster
Produced by Sue Birtwistle
Written by Christopher Hampton
Based on the novel by Anita Brooker
Starring Anna Massey
Denholm Elliott
Music by Carl Davis
Cinematography Kenneth MacMillan
Distributed by BBC
Release date
  • 2 March 1986 (1986-03-02)
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Hotel du Lac is a television version of the Booker prize-winning novel by Anita Brookner. It stars Anna Massey and Denholm Elliott and was released in 1986 as an episode of the BBC's "Screen Two" series. It was directed by Giles Foster, produced by Sue Birtwistle with music by Carl Davis and cinematography by Kenneth MacMillan.

It aired in the UK on 2 March 1986.



It was filmed at the Park Hotel, Vitznau on Lake Lucerne.


The TV play was nominated for nine BAFTA Awards and won three for Best Actress (Anna Massey), Best Film Editor (Dick Allen) and Best Single Drama (Sue Birtwistle and Giles Foster). One review pointed out that while there were some significant differences from the original book, the adaptation 'does, finally, capture the spirit of the novel.'[1]


  1. ^ O'Connor, John (18 October 1986). "TV: 'HOTEL DU LAC' BEING OFFERED ON CABLE". New York Times. Retrieved 1 May 2015. 

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