“Cheap Hotels” is a film based in Rome, Italy, about two late-middle aged women that booked a cheap hotel online and are able to eavesdrop on the conversation taking place in the neighbouring room.
Production title: “Cheap Hotels”
Writer/Producer: Hugo Lunny
Format: Feature film
Synopsis: Margo Bianco and Lorene Fowzi, two late-middle aged lifelong friends, embark on a trip to Rome, booking a cheap hotel to save money. Upon arrival they discover a thin connecting door between their room and the neighbouring one and cannot resist eavesdropping on the conversation/argument taking place next door.
They make a pact to avoid listening in on their neighbour’s conversations, but as the night wears on curiosity gets the better of them. They start to hear bits and pieces of an argument and their imaginations run wild as they try to piece together what’s happening next door.
Over the course of their stay, the women become more and more invested in the unfolding drama. They start to develop theories about the people involved, putting together clues from the snippets they overhear, becoming amateur detectives piecing together a puzzle.
As they listen in, the two women reflect on their own lives and relationships. They discuss their regrets and hopes for the future, sharing stories about their past and their dreams. The eavesdropping becomes a way for them to connect with each other and with the world around them as they rediscover the joys of friendship and the thrill of adventure.
The women realize that they will never know the full story of what was happening next door. They leave the city with a sense of longing and a renewed appreciation for the mysteries of life. The experience has brought them closer together, and they return home with a new perspective.
Logline: Two middle-aged women travel to Rome for a budget vacation. They end up staying in a cheap hotel, and to their surprise, the thin connecting door between their room and the neighbouring room allows them to eavesdrop on the conversations taking place next door.
Tagline: When the walls are thin, every conversation is a story.
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