Written and directed by Wes Anderson, staring Ralph Fiennes , Adrien Brody, Willem Dafoe, Tilda Swinton, Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Bill Murray, Tony Revolori, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson. A film you will be talking about for weeks, The Grand Budapest Hotel.
Set in an enchanting two toned pink hotel off in a mountainous retreat in a fictitious country of Zubrowka. It’s 1932, war is brewing, here we are introduced to Gustave H, concierge at the Budapest, who’s interest is the elderly female guests at the hotel. A young lobby boy named Zero who is taken under guardianship by Gustave and later off becomes his partner in crime.
One elderly lady in particular Gustave gives his attention to most, 84 year old widow Madame D, whose subsequent and mysterious death results in Gustave’s inheritance of a valuable painting, Boy With Apple. Madame D’s family is furious about the terms in the will but Gustave steals the painting, along with lobby boy Zero, in respect of Madame D dying wishes. Here the two will wind up involved in a murder mystery that will embark upon downhill ski chases, prison break, the occasionally poetry reading and mountain top adventures. Oh and lets not forget about the moustaches! Moustaches for everyone!
Wes Andersons films are completely his own, original and individual. Every piece of his work is distinctive especially The Grand Budapest Hotel with an awkward quirky vibe that exist through out the film from the exterior of the pink hotel to the 70’s weird vibrant coloured interior.
I am quite fond of Wes Anderson’s films, and the overall feel of them. An article on i-d vice caught my attention the other day and thought it was worth sharing. 20 ways to turn your life into a wes anderson movie. must try #1.