Country: USA / Germany
Movie Review: Another sympathetic and imaginative comedy from American director Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”, is a German-British co-production that tells the incredible adventures of M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes), a very solicited concierge of the famous and luxurious Grand Budapest Hotel located in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka, and his best friend and lobby boy, Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori), who unexpectedly becomes the hotel’s owner. The eventful plot, also of Anderson’s authorship, was inspired on writings from Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, presenting the expected peculiarities and efficacious humor that, being very own, became staples in his filmmaking style. The scenarios, a feast for the eyes, were vividly photographed by Robert D. Yeoman, while the story was structured in a captivating way, never being boring or softening up. The numerous funny situations include: Gustave’s careful dedication to insecure, blond, and rich old women; a fantastic shooting inside the hotel; a great escaping from prison; and a perilous adventure in a top-mountain monastery, among many others. With a remarkable cast, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” is an irresistible feel-good movie that will provide you with a wonderful laid-back time. You won’t regret being a guest in the sumptuous Grand Budapest and get to know its eccentric personnel.