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Updated: Meet the cast of characters in Wes Anderson's upcoming comedy "The Grand Budapest Hotel" in a gorgeous new poster and trailer below.  Earlier: Like so many high-minded expatriate artists before him, Wes Anderson is flourishing as an American director living in Paris. His new identity as Euro-auteur began when his "Fantastic Mr. Fox"opened the London Film Festival in 2009, followed by his becoming a Cannes auteur when "Moonrise Kingdom" opened the 2012 Festival in competition to raves.  Now, his new film "The Grand Budapest Hotel" -- which looks to be of a piece with the idiosyncratic characters and arch set pieces of "Moonrise Kingdom" -- will open the 64th edition of the Berlin International Film Festival on February 6, 2014 for its world premiere. Anderson, who devoutly travels by boat to and fro the Atlantic, remains a beloved American filmmaker with European cinema in his blood. But like Woody Allen, he »


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