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Film Review: THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL

Of all Wes Anderson’s surreal, chase-filled comedy adventures, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL has the most substantial story as well as acting heft thanks to the theatre-trained Ralph Fiennes. Like the film’s fantastical and colourful MENDL’s pastry confections, THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is too beautiful to cut.

Film’s Synopsis:

Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, set in a fictional alpine spa town in the imaginary country of Zubrowka.  His fantastic tale recounts the adventures of Monsieur Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel and his protégé, Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori) ), the lobby boy in-training, during war time. 

 
 The adventure begins with the theft of “A Boy With Apple”, a priceless painting, and the ensuing fight over a family fortune. In between, there are wild pursuits on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and, of course a  romantic love triangle, involving a young pastry chef with a facial beauty mark in the shape of Mexico – all while a “Nazi-fascist” regime takes over of Eastern Europe.

THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL opens in US theaters 3.21.14

  • Directed and written by Wes Anderson, based on a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness and memoirs of Viennese writer Stefan Zweig.
  • Stars Ralph Fiennes, Tony Revolori, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jude Law, Bill Murray, Edward Norton, Saoirse Ronan,Jason Schwartzman, Tilda Swinton, Tom Wilkinson and Owen Wilson.