Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Tony Revolori, Mathieu Amalric
Wes Anderson (Screenplay), Wes Anderson (Director), Wes Anderson (Story), Stefan Zweig (Story)
Release: Feb. 26th, 2014
Runtime: 1 hour, 39 minutes
The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.
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Last night, I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel with my friends and it has appeared in my mind until now. The image style of the "bizarre" director - Wes Anderson made me fascinated. Many vie...
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We start seeing a girl read a book called "The Grand Budapest Hotel" on a cemetery, then we see the writer of that book tell us about how it is based on a story that he picked up somewhere and then we see the writer in his younger years (played by Jude Law) visiting a 'decayed' hotel.
It's based on Stefan Zweig's writings, but it really feels like a thoroughly original work - I certainly can't think of another film like it, and I'm sure you could say that about most of Anderson's films.
The plot is your standard Anderson-esque recollection of past events peppered with elements of caper and period films, but even this shows that, as Roger Ebert famously said, "it's not what a film is about, but HOW it is about..