The Chambermaid on the Titanic

"Weak"

The Chambermaid on the Titanic Review


Listen up! A guy named Horty (Martinez) wins a race of endurance and strength in his industrial zone in France. His prize: Go to Britain to witness the sailing of the Titanic (not to be on the Titanic, mind you). In his hotel, a woman (Sánchez-Gijón) saying she's a chambermaid on the boat asks to share his room. She leaves in the middle of the night.

Horty becomes fascinated with the woman and invents a romance between them, telling this story to everyone back home, including his girlfriend Zoe (the uniquely UNappealing Bohringer). The stories get so wild as to include champagne being poured all over the chambermaid!

Horty soon becomes an actor and tells this story, you know, for money. Still paying attention? The Chambermaid is so surrealistic and at the same time frivolous that it borders on trite and even nonsensical. The ending feels manufactured and not altogether compelling, and the subtitles are so small they are nearly unreadable.

Aka La Femme de chambre du Titanic.



Facts and Figures

Run time: 101 mins

In Theaters: Friday 14th August 1998

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 2.5 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 6.8 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: J.J. Bigas Luna

Starring: as Horty, Aitana Sánchez-Gijón as Marie, as Zoe, as Simeon

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