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The Grand Budapest Hotel - Film Review

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by Jenny Esots (subscribe)
A freelance writer and traveller who likes to explore the spiritual, literary and hidden gems of Adelaide and beyond.
Published March 15th 2014
There is a lot going on at The Grand Budapest Hotel
Get ready to check into the Grand Budapest Hotel from April 10th at a cinema near you. This visually lush film features a hotel with a quite kooky concierge but it seems the hotel has fallen on hard times.

Grand Budapest Hotel
Grand Budapest Hotel


This movie by director Wes Anderson is a chocolate box assortment of oddities and riches. Waiting to be opened and savoured. It has a huge cast of brilliant actors let loose on this weird and wired creation.

The trailer shows the vampish concierge and a set of eccentric characters in a set up of slap stick and surrealistic adventures. The Grand Budapest Hotel is set in the fictional country of Zubrowka between the wars, it's the story of a world-class concierge named Monsieur Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), his adoring acolyte Zero (the 17-year-old Tony Revolori), and a hive of intrigues, subplots, and characters that buzz around them in all directions.

Ralph Fiennes
Ralph Fiennes


Wes Anderson has a track record of delightfully off beat comedies. Two of the best being "The Royal Tenenbaums" and "The Darjeeling Limited," and more recently "Moonrise Kingdom." We are inside his world of imagination, this selection of whimsy, nostalgia and farce.

Tilda Swinton
Tilda Swinton


The Grand Budapest Hotel has received critical acclaim. In November 2013, the film was announced as the opening film for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2014. At Berlin, the film won the Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear award.
The plot follows Ralph Fiennes as the concierge who teams up with one of his employees to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.

An investigator calls
An investigator calls


The film is a British-German co-production financed by German financial companies and was entirely filmed on location in Germany. The film boasts impeccable production design as with all Wes Anderson's films. There is a lot going on at The Grand Budapest Hotel, I can't wait to check in to see this marvellous treat.

Grand Budapest Hotel
Grand Budapest Hotel



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Why? Brilliant actors in a slapstick triumph
When: April 10th
Where: Coming to a cinema near you
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Wonderful film!
by diane (score: 1|97) 1520 days ago
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