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304: Hotel Mumbai

Published 20 March 2019 Hosted by Katie Molloy and Melissa Savage

We didn’t know what would happen last week in Christchurch, New Zealand when we watched this film, which is based on the real-life stories of the staff and guests of the Taj Hotel in Mumbai, caught up in a terrorist attack on 26 November 2008. We still want to review the film, because we think it’s important that these stories are told, but we understand that some listeners may find both the film and the discussion of it upsetting.

An Indian-Australian co-production, from first-time director Anthony Maras, and featuring the wonderful Dev Patel and Armie Hammer, Hotel Mumbai gives an incredibly tense and taut view of a coordinated terrorist attack unfolding and the people caught up in it.

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Start Time Title
00:00:00Intro and spoiler-free review
00:06:09Spoiler section

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