Plot Summary of Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel: or a stupid ploy for cheap pageviews

15 Oct

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) dir. Wes Anderson

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The Grand Budapest Hotel was the city’s most elegant hotel was built as a demonstration of the resolve in the hearts and minds of the people of Hungary who eagerly greeted the world with magnificent luxury and sumptuous service. Mr. Moustafa (F. Murrary Abraham) is the heart, mind and soul of the monument to a forgone time and forgotten ideals, who also happens to be the most respected concierge in Europe.  When he reads a copy John Fante’s 1933 was a Bad Year left mysteriously on a room service tray he realizes his own mortality. He reaches out to young Parisian maid, Agatha (Saoirse Ronan), to begin to unlock his secrets of running the most successful hotel in Hungary. The unexpected relationship catch the ire of long time hotel employees Henckels (Edward Norton) and Dmitri (Adrien Brody), each of whom thought they were next in line for the coveted position of head concierge. The story takes place over one day from the perspective of a successful author (Tom Wilkinson) looking back on the most important period of his young artistic life (young author played by Jude Law). A cast of anomalous characters pass through the author’s life and the doors of The Grand Budapest Hotel.

Coming March 2014

-C.Charles

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