Welcome Login to rate movies, write reviews and much more

ÚLTIMA HORA Antena 3 pone fin a 'El secreto de Puente Viejo'


Year: 2019
Original Title: Gangbyeon hotel
Length: 96 minutes
Genre: Drama
View trailer

Release Dates

United States: February 15 2019


Ranking: 287 out of 15,910 movies (up 152)


0.7 by 1 users

9.0 by Movie'n'co

7.8 by 6 media


'Hotel by the River' shows two stories that cross in a hotel on the banks of a river and near a hotel. An elderly poet, invited by the owner for free, invites his two children who are separated because he feels that his life is a point to end. A young woman (played by Kim Min-hee) whose heart has been broken, has been found by a friend who tries to comfort and help her. These two stories intersect in the same way. The film also uses a color palette. Its director, Sang-soo, elaborates an incredible examination on the family, the mortality and the ways in which we try to heal the wounds that left us scar.


Cast Hotel by the River

Song Seon-mi

Song Seon-mi


Joon-Sang Yoo

Joon-Sang Yoo


Kim Min-hee

Kim Min-hee




Trivia Hotel by the River

The film was invited to the Locarno Film Festival of Switzerland in 2018. In 2013 the director won at the same Festival as Best Director and in 2015 he won the Best Film award. Hotel by the River won the Best Actor Award at the Locarno Festival and the Best Film, Best Screenplay and Best Actor awards at the Gijón International Film Festival.