Archive of films The Chambermaid of the Titanic / La camarera del Titanic

France / Spain
1996, 101 min

Section: Tribute to Bigas Luna
Year: 2001

About the director

France 1912. Horty, a young foundry employee wins a raffle at work whose main prize is a chance to see the Titanic set sail. He is lodged at the Grand Hotel in Southampton, and is visited that night by Marie, who announces that she is employed as a chambermaid on the famous ship. They spend a wild night together and Horty returns to France the following morning. In the meantime, his neighbours are spreading a rumour round his hometown to the effect that his wife has slept with the director of the foundry. Horty, beside himself with jealousy, goes to a bar and starts describing every sordid detail of his affair with chambermaid Marie. His narration is a such a success that he soon becomes a regular night-time attraction for a wider and wider audience. Horty becomes a hero overnight. But once, while he’s luxuriously detailing those moments of bliss at Marie’s side, she appears in the crowd. . . .

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Tribute to Bigas Luna
Director: Bigas Luna
Screenplay: Bigas Luna, Cuca Canals
Dir. of Photography: Patrick Blossier
Music: Alberto Iglesias
Editor: Kenout Peltier
Producer: Mate Cantero, Yves Marmion, Daniel Toscan du Plantier
Production: Tornasol Films S.A., Mate Production, Rodeo Drive s.r.l.
Cast: Aitana Sánchez-Gijón, Olivier Martínez, Romane Bohringer, Salvador Madrid, Didier Bezace, Aldo Maccione

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