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The Grand Budapest Hotel (15) 2014 Directed by Wes Anderson


Wes Anderson returns with another picaresque story, this time set in a Central European, 1930s hotel. At the heart of the hotel is its legendary concierge, M. Gustave, who deals with the trials and tribulations of his job with equanimity if not always tact and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.  Idiosyncratic and melancholic, its cumulative power creeps up on you thanks to Anderson’s complete mastery of storytelling.  The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.