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Thursday, July 12, 2007

Vacation is over

Two recent movies that feed into the guiri phenomenon, this time from the point of view of xenophobic Americans.

HOSTEL

Synopsis:
3 backpackers are in Amsterdam where they get locked out of their youth hostel. They are invited into a man's house where he tells them of a hostel somewhere in eastern Europe where the women are all incredibly hot and have a taste for American men. When they get there, everything is too good to be true - the hostel is "to die for" Written by CROESKE (on IMdb)
TURISTAS

Synopsis:

John Stockwell's thriller Turistas begins when vacationers end up stranded in a little Brazilian village after a bus accident wipes out their transportation. Although many in the group are experienced when it comes to unusual travel destinations, none of them are able to get a handle on this strange village. They soon come to realize that they are stranded somewhere with something much more dangerous than they could have imagined. Josh Duhamel, Melissa George, and Olivia Wilde co-star. ~ Perry Seibert, All Movie Guide

The best parts of the trailer are the intertitles:

THE ONLY THING WORSE
THAN NOT KNOWING WHERE YOU ARE
IS NOT KNOWING
IF YOU WILL SURVIVE