The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
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GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.Written by
Fox Searchlight Pictures
M. Gustave calls a colleague from a phone booth, yet there are no wires connecting the phone booth to a telephone pole nor are there any telephone poles within the vicinity of the phone booth. See more »
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Near the end of the closing credits, an animated Russian figure does a traditional dance. See more »
Wes Anderson has great style and wit but THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is one more effort from Anderson that is totally satisfied with being nothing more than cute. The film looks great, quite amazing in fact, but really is this trite exercise all that this talented filmmaker and cast can really accomplish? A little soul, an inkling of depth or insight would be nice. Anderson clearly has it in him to offer more. His earlier films all reached much further. But now the cute factor has taken over.
Ralph Fiennes totally scores though in a wonderful central role and Tilda Swinton who is in the film for about 5 minutes leaves a very lasting impression in more ways than one.
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