Directed by Grigori Kromanov

Soviet Union, 1979, 1h 33min, DCP, In Estonian with English Subtitles


There are no current or future screenings planned for this film.

“It’s easily the best Estonian sci-fi detective story I’ve ever seen. And yes, it’s the only one.”
David Cairns, MUBI

“A noir/sci-fi crossover with a banger soundtrack…”
—Danielle Burgos, Screen Slate

From the legendary Strugatsky Brothers, minds behind Tarkovsky’s STALKER, comes a sci-fi noir chiller about a Soviet-era detective called to investigate a murder yet to happen, only to be stranded at a snow-capped hotel with weird guests and a mystery beyond anything he could have imagined. Adapting their own 1970 novel of the same name, DEAD MOUNTAINEER’S HOTEL combines strange happenings with a killer prog-rock score from Sven Grünberg.


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