R | | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Circa 1969, several strangers, most with a secret to bury, meet by chance at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one night, everyone will show their true colors - before everything goes to hell.
The El Royale was built from scratch on a soundstage with much of the furniture and decor being custom made (including branded matchboxes and coasters for the bar). The colour-scheme was meticulously set out so that the California side was mostly yellows and oranges, while the Nevada side was purples and blues. Red was reserved for the borderline, jukebox and chandelier, while green is almost entirely absent until the end.
Dock says the robbery took place near Stockton. There are no mountains that near the city. Also, snow is so extremely rare in central California.
There are almost no opening credits. Only the film's title is shown after the first scene.
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