Americans Hanna and Liv are best friends backpacking in Australia. After they run out of money, Liv, looking for an adventure, convinces Hanna to take a temporary live-in job behind the bar of a pub called 'The Royal Hotel' in a remote Outback mining town. Bar owner Billy and a host of locals give the girls a riotous introduction to Down Under drinking culture but soon Hannah and Liv find themselves trapped in an unnerving situation that grows rapidly out of their control.
Cast: Julia Garner, Jessica Henwick, Hugo Weaving, James Frecheville, Toby Wallace, Daniel Henshall, Bree Bain, Nick Slater, Ursula Yovich, Herbert Nordrum
Director: Kitty Green
★★★★★ "nerve-shredding outback thriller" GUARDIAN
★★★★½ "A dead-set Australian classic...misogyny and an unerring sense of menace inform Kitty Green’s wrong-footing outback thriller." SCREENHUB
★★★★ "The horror present in The Royal Hotel is of a purely human nature, and that’s what ultimately makes it such a fascinating, engaging experience." AU REVIEW
★★★★ "An uneasy, maddening decline into the inevitable, The Royal Hotel slowly and uncompromisingly unravels as female survival tactics kick in and are tested to the limit" HEYUGUYS
★★★★ "Green shows us a world that is somewhat limited and specific, and yet at the same time mirrors the aggressions both micro and large that women are forced to experience just about every day, just about everywhere." SCREEN ANARCHY
★★★★ "A scathing, suspenseful, and vital look at gender dynamics and a rift driven between friends bartending in the middle of nowhere, leading to a righteously explosive takedown of the patriarchy" FLICKERING MYTH
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