Hotel Coolgardie
Hotel Coolgardie

Hotel Coolgardie

2017 | 54 minutes  | 

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  • Director: Pete Gleeson
  • Cast: Lina, Stephie, Dave, Pete, Becky, Clio, Wellsy
  • Awards: High Commendation for Direction (Documentary Feature) at the Australian Directors Guild Awards 2017, Best Adventure Film at DOC LA — Los Angeles Documentary Film Festival, Guerrerro Press Award - 13th Moriela International Film Festival, Best Documentary & Best Original Score - Ariel 2015, Official Selection - Hot Docs 2016
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The job description says bartending but the customers at Hotel Coolgardie often demand more from the young girls who are hired to work there. Lina and Steph, two Finnish girls on a working holiday, sign up for the task. The property owner's nastiness and the sleazy comments from the bar's regulars are just some of the problems they have to deal with on a daily basis. Hotel Coolgardie brings alive the often uncomfortable and unfortunate realities of life in the Australian outback, a region which is a little out of touch with the times.