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26 October 2007 (USA) See more »
A prologue of one heart-breaking history of love and the prologue of the travel told in The Darjeeling Limited (2007). Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Directed by
Wes Anderson 
Writing credits
Wes Anderson (written by)

Produced by
Alice Bamford .... co-producer
Thierry Bettas-Bégalin .... line producer (as Thierry Bettas-Begalin)
Pierre Cléaud .... associate producer (as Pierre Cleaud)
Patrice Haddad .... producer: in association with
Jerome Rucki .... executive producer
Nicolas Saada .... executive producer
Cinematography by
Robert D. Yeoman (director of photography) (as Robert Yeoman)
Film Editing by
Vincent Marchand 
Art Direction by
Kris Moran 
Makeup Department
Frances Hannon .... hair stylist
Frances Hannon .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bastien Harispe .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Emilie Cherpitel .... first assistant director
Art Department
Eric Anderson .... artist: suitcase wildlife drawings
Krysten Childs .... set dresser
Sound Department
Emmanuel Desmdryl .... sound engineer
Grégoire Galian .... sound mixer
Marc Parazon .... boom operator
Sylvain Rety .... sound mixer
Matthieu Sibony .... sound mixer
Stuart Wilson .... production sound mixer
Visual Effects by
Yann Masson .... Flame artist
Camera and Electrical Department
Joan Bansillon .... grip
Thierry Baucheron .... gaffer
Bruno Bimbard .... generator operator
Roger Do Minh .... assistant electrician
Jean-Christophe Duwez .... electrician (as Jean-Christophe Dumez)
Alfonso Lopez de la Fuente .... grip (as Alfonso Lopez De La Fuente)
Gary Pachany .... first assistant camera
Mathieu Plainfosse .... second assistant camera
Felix Touret .... key grip
Editorial Department
Fabien Turriziani .... assistant editor (as Fabien Turrizziani)
Joe Gawler .... digital intermediate colorist (uncredited)
Michael P. Whipple .... digital intermediate engineer (uncredited)
Music Department
Randall Poster .... music supervisor
Other crew
Damien Begbeder .... production assistant
Julien Bonet .... production assistant
Molly Cooper .... production assistant
Henri Deneubourg .... location manager
Libby Evans .... production assistant
Jeremy Lindbergh .... production assistant
Lionel Lorans .... concierge
Steve Makowski .... assistant to director: U.S.
Thomas Moffett .... assistant to director: U.S.
Julien Patry .... production assistant
Sofian Rezzak .... production assistant
Peria Tuccillo .... production coordinator (as Perla Tuccillo)
Anthony Bamford .... special thanks
Carole Bamford .... special thanks
Peter Copping .... special thanks
Mark Friedberg .... special thanks
Norbert Henrot .... special thanks: Hotel Raphaël
Robin Hurlstone .... special thanks
Caroline Piel .... special thanks: L'Hotel
Scott Rudin .... special thanks
Valentina Tortorella .... special thanks
Keith 'Monkey' Warren .... special thanks (as Keith Warren)
Aleksandra Woroniecka .... special thanks
Chika Yoshida .... special thanks: Sony (as Mlle Yoshida)
Lili Fini Zanuck .... special thanks (as Lili Zanuck)
Richard D. Zanuck .... special thanks (as Richard Zanuck)

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Also Known As:
"Part 1 of 'The Darjeeling Limited'" - USA (subtitle)
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Rated R for some language and sexual content
13 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Nancy Utley, a chief operating officer of Fox Searchlight, said that her company did not even know about this film until after The Darjeeling Limited (2007) was completed.See more »
Ex-girlfriend:Are you running away from me?
Jack:I thought I already did.
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Movie Connections:
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Les Champs Elysées (aka Waterloo Road)See more »


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19 out of 27 people found the following review useful.
He would not be going to Italy, 6 January 2008
Author: richard_sleboe from Germany

Designed as a semi-independent prelude to "The Darjeeling Limited", "Hotel Chevalier" proves that ten minutes of Wes Anderson's wizardry are worth more than many another big-budget director's feature-length film. It's a study in the pain and the lust only love can bring, as well as a variation of Anderson's trademark motif, control. Where "The Darjeeling Limited" bubbles over with substance abuse, poisonous snakes, restroom romps, brotherly affection and fatal accidents, "Hotel Chevalier" is a quiet and slightly eerie two-character mini drama set in a lavish Merchant-Ivory style suite. The suite's sole resident is a reclusive control-freak writer in a long-distance relationship (Jason Schwartzman). We watch as he half enjoys, half endures a surprise visit by his control-freak girlfriend (Natalie Portman). Is she a woman of flesh and blood, or is she just an imaginary incarnation of the jet-setting girl from "Where do you go to my lovely", the song Peter keeps playing on his portable stereo? There's no knowing what's real and what isn't in Anderson's paper moon world. But the importance of fact and fiction fades as she reclines on the bed and has Peter take off her spike-heeled boots. It's the most emotionally and sexually loaded scene I have seen in a long time, like a 20-second tango. It seems some of Natalie Portman's best work is done in shorts set in Paris. Remember Tom Tykwer's "True"?

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