#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. 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.
Plot: The Grand Budapest Hotel tells of a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars and his friendship with a young employee who becomes his trusted protégé. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, the battle for an enormous family fortune and the slow and then sudden upheavals that transformed Europe during the first half of the 20th century.
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Wes Anderson’s THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is the director’s celebration of Central Europe culture and fashion in the years between the World Wars, and an elegy for what was lost with the rise of fascism and communism. Set in 1932 in a fictional country called Zubrowka, the streets, military regalia and (ersatz) German names we are shown could have come from anywhere between Germany and Estonia. Its protagonist Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) is a concierge at the eponymous luxury hotel, the splendour of which disappeared, we are told, with World War II. Gustave H. is known publicly as one of the best concierges in the business, able to dash around the hotel at lightning speed to satisfy the most varied guests of the elite clientele. Privately, he’s a rake with a rather foul mouth, and fond of bedding the rich old women who patronize the establishment. When one of those old ladies, Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis (Tilda Swinton) dies and Gustave is framed for her murder, he must evade the law and unmask the true culprit, with the help of newly hired lobby boy Zero Mustafa (Tony Revolori).
The films of Wes Anderson are known for their immense visual detail, and THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL is no exception. The elaborate framing of shots, the myriad cute items to look at on every set, and the architectural detail are like a diorama blown up to the big screen. Curiously, that visual detail is matched to a real slackness in the human characterization. Anderson has brought in a large number of actors he had worked with before, including Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, Ed Norton, and Bill Murray, for roles that range from the main villain to little more than cameos. These characters are never fleshed out like Gustave H. or Zero Mustafa, and the actors don’t even try to pass themselves off as Central Europeans from the entre deux guerres. Instead Adrien Brody plays Adrien Brody, etc.
There are two supporting roles that I felt were stronger. William Defoe plays a nearly mute henchman whose look is a nod to early vampire films (Transylvania was Central Europe, too). More remarkable is Harvey Keitel’s turn as an old prisoner: when so many handsome leading men try to hide the effects of time after they enter their sunset years, 75-year-old Keitel was not afraid to show the ravages of old age here.
Unfortunately, I found the 21st-century Americans strutting about (and a few speaking in rough New York accents) in a historical drama to be jarring. I was also disappointed by the resort to Hollywood tropes here, when Anderson’s earlier films managed to be very quirky and sui generis. For example, did we really need not just one scene where a character is hanging off a cliff’s edge as the villain stands over him, but two? And the amount of plot details that are introduced but never really explained makes one feel that the work was subject to some heavy cuts to please a studio.
Still, if you liked Wes Anderson’s earlier films, you’ll find much to enjoy in his dollhouse approach, and it is amazing how every one of his films has a completely new and fresh visual theming even if his quasi-autistic obsession with prettiness never changes. Another thing I liked about the film is its “story within a story within a story”. The entire plot of Gustave H. is, we are shown, taken from a fictionalized treatment by a writer who met a middle-aged Mustafa (F. Murray Abraham) in the 1960s. Befitting this novelistic layer — and the work of Stefan Zweig that Anderson credits for inspiration — this framing story is written in stilted, unrealistic dialogue like an old-time novel. And the aspect ratio changes for each layer of the film, a little treat for cinema anoraks.
Yet another well crafter Wes Anderson’s movie. Fiennes and Revolori perform well and the amount of well known actors and actresses is incredible but we have seen similar ways and scripts in his previous movies.
It’s entertaining, though.
A hotel well worth revisiting more than once
That it was directed by Wes Anderson (who has a unique style that really fascinates, but admittedly not everybody will like or warm to his style) and that the cast is so stellar were reasons enough to see ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ in the first place, as well as its many accolades and critical acclaim.
While it isn’t quite flawless, and it is easy to see why a number of people don’t like or will not like it (due to a lot of the cast’s roles being pretty short, only Gustave and Zero being fully fleshed out of the characters and those who have a problem with Anderson’s style), ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ is a visually stunning, hugely entertaining, wonderfully weird and impeccably cast and acted film.
It really stuns visually, with cinematography that is not only clever in technique but also gorgeous in aesthetic and tight, fluid editing. The costumes, production design and hair and make-up richly deserved their Oscar/Academy Award wins, the costume and production design have a lusciously colourful fairy-tale feel while also given substance by the bleakly atmospheric quality that reflects the crime drama aspect of the story brilliantly.
Alexandre Desplat also received an Oscar, and with its hauntingly hypnotic and entrancing tones it richly deserved it as to me it was by far the best score of those nominated. Anderson directs superbly, the story balances darkness and quirkiness to great effect (the prison scene is unforgettable) and it’s never too simplistic or convoluted (though of course the visuals, dialogue and performances make much more of an impact) and the screenplay is a sublime mixture of the dark, the quirky, the witty and the subtle delivered with rapid-fire.
‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ boasts an impeccable cast and pretty much everybody does a splendid job, though many of the roles are short. My only criticism of the film is that Harvey Keitel and Saoirse Ronan are underused and just get lost amongst everything else, an unrecognisable Tilda Swinton also has little to do but still gives a bat-out-of-hell performance.
Bill Murray, F. Murray Abraham, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson give very entertaining performances, while Edward Norton is delightfully droll and Adrien Brody and especially Willem Dafoe bring sinister foreboding to the film. Some may say that Tony Revolori is overshadowed by the more experienced cast members (being the only newcomer in a large cast of big names), but to me he more than holds his own and effectively plays it straight. The film belongs to Ralph Fiennes, in what is essentially the heart of the film, while he has always been a fine actor he has not given a performance this brilliant in years, never knew he could be so riotously funny.
In conclusion, a wonderful film and a hotel well worth revisiting more than once if to one’s taste. 9/10 Bethany Cox
“There are still faint glimmers of civilization left in this barbaric slaughterhouse that was once known as humanity… He was one of them. ”
Wes Anderson is one of the last directors -auteurs- who’s got complete control on the film set and has the power to make whatever kind of film he desires. His distinct visual style is apparent since his 1996 debut Bottle Rcoket. But that was just a start, with every film he made he was perfecting his technique more and more. This marvelous attention to detail, the way he composes his shots( tracking shots, the symmetry, the characters running in slow-motion), chase scenes, love story, nostalgia, explanatory montages, the colourful set design and the prevalent theme of every one of his films: family. This all adds up to the reason why the audience enjoys Anderson’s film so much. This all is brought to perfection in Grandhotel Budapest.
Through complex narrative framework, which itself is a mockery of all these films that are being narrated by someone and is also being an excuse for not being too realistic, we get to a story of a young lobby boy named Zero Moustafa and Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes)the concierge of the Grandhotel Budapest. Many of the female guests of the hotel mainly come to enjoy Gustave’s company. When one of these ladies passes away, Gustave grabs Zero and boards a train for her mansion. Soon he’s blamed for her murder and hunted by police led by Edward Norton and a grim-faced assassin played by Willem Dafoe. There also is a love story between two young teens – Zero and Agatha (Saoirse Ronan) who has a birthmark in the shape of Mexico.
I frankly don’t understand how can this film be successful in the USA. This film is just so typically European, that I guess some aspects of the film Americans just aren’t familiar with. Some of the humor reminded of old French, Italian and Czech comedies.
Wes Anderson remains to be a stand-out filmmaker who never disappoints with any of his creations and is a safe bet to rely on his qualities. You won’t want to return to the real world when the credits start to roll.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 39 min (99 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Crime
Director Wes Anderson
Writer Stefan Zweig (inspired by the writings of), Wes Anderson (screenplay), Wes Anderson (story), Hugo Guinness (story)
Actors Ralph Fiennes, F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Adrien Brody
Country Germany, USA
Awards Won 4 Oscars. Another 130 wins & 226 nominations.
Production Company American Empirical Pictures
Sound Mix SDDS, Datasat, Dolby Digital, Dolby Surround 7.1
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1 (1930s scenes), 1.85 : 1 (1985- scenes), 2.39 : 1 (1960s scenes)
Camera Arricam ST, Technovision/Cooke, Cooke S4, Varotal and Angenieux Optimo Lenses
Laboratory ARRI Film & TV Services, Berlin, Germany (rushes)
Film Length 2,732 m (5 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision3 200T 5213)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Spherical (source format), Technovision (anamorphic) (source format) (some scenes)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema