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Hotel Beau Séjour

(Netherlands, Belgium, 2016)

As far as I know I’ve never seen a movie made in the Flemish language. In fact, I was only vaguely aware that there was such a thing. This is a ten-part TV series that got off to a really interesting start. A girl wakes up in a hotel room and discovers a bloody corpse in the tub. The dead body is her own. Someone had murdered her. She is a ghost of some kind … but not like any ghost I can recall. She is able to interact with the world around her, though she is invisible and can’t make herself heard. But there are seven people who can see her, and why it should be those seven doesn’t make much sense. But she realizes that one of them must be her murderer, and she sets out to find out who it is. It is a lovely whodunit, but I have to say that the resolution left me a little confused and wanting more.