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Hotel Chevalier (2007)

A prologue of one heart-breaking history of love and the prologue of the travel told in The Darjeeling Limited (2007).

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Wes Anderson

Writer:

Wes Anderson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jason Schwartzman ... Jack Whitman
Natalie Portman ... Jack's Girlfriend
Waris Ahluwalia ... Security
Michel Castejon Michel Castejon ... Waiter
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Storyline

Grief? Depression? Ambiguity in a Paris hotel room. Jack Whitman lies on a bed, ordering a grilled cheese sandwich from room service. His phone rings; it's a woman on her way to see him, a surprise. He readies the room, moving without affect, drawing a bath, changing his clothes. She arrives, as does the food, and the complications of their relationship emerge in bits and pieces. He invites her out on the balcony to see his view. Will they make love? Is the relationship over? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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room service | bed | bath | balcony | hotel | See All (28) »

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Short | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Part 1 of 'The Darjeeling Limited' See more »

Filming Locations:

Hotel Raphaël, Paris, France

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The movie playing on the television is Stalag 17 (1953), which is about a group of WWII POWs orchestrating an escape from the camp. See more »

Quotes

Ex-girlfriend: If we fuck I'm gonna feel like shit tomorrow.
Jack: That's okay with me.
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Connections

Follows The Darjeeling Limited (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
Written by Peter Sarstedt
Performed by Peter Sarstedt
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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An artful short take on a little sex with the ex
27 September 2007 | by eugenecrocSee all my reviews

Really a beautiful short piece of enticement, with tone and sight and sound and dialogue all letting you know that there's a story here, while only hinting at the many things that story might be. And it captures a particular feel that lets you in on the situation kind of like a good short story in a book does.

The way the whole thing looks, and the way the action comes across, are pure Wes Anderson at his best. Deadpan. Melancholy. Hurtfully truthful-feeling.

You know they say there used to be shorts before all the movies when you saw 'em in the theatre. Now we get a string of commercials bigger, louder, and stupider than on TV. It would be so cool if more top notch film-makers like these made more stuff like this. Viva Short Film.

And Thank You Especially, Miss Portman, for getting behind in your work.

Your talent and beauty are in a neck and neck race for first place in many hearts like my own.

I'll be there for "Darjeeling Ltd" the day it opens.


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