Wes Anderson’s recently released movie, The Grand Budapest Hotel, boasts an all-star cast in the stylish film.
It comes as no surprise that Anderson resorts to using visual environments as he explores deeply emotional ideas. For a writer-director as Anderson, it was a bold choice to make because it works. If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it, right?
In The Grand Budapest Hotel, which runs 100 minutes in length, the adventures of legendary concierge Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes) and lobby boy Zero Moustafa (Tony Revolori as the younger Moustafa). Zero becomes the trusted friend of Gustave.
It is the death of Madame D. that sets the film’s events in motion. Unbeknownst to her family, she leaves a priceless painting to Gustave when her will is read following her death. Gustave and Zero steal the painting as they battle Madame D.’s family for her fortune against the backdrop of a changing continent between wars.
Her son, Dmitri (Adrien Brody), hires a hitman (Dafoe) to get the painting back.
Written and directed by Anderson, The cast includes 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.