There are some directors you can pigeonhole while there are others who are in a class all by themselves. Wes Anderson is surely the latter. The director is in a class all by himself and truly embodies the independent filmmaker. He possesses such a unique way to craft a story and he exemplifies that again with his latest offering, “The Grand Budapest Hotel” which opens today, March 21.
In 1968, The Grand Budapest Hotel is long past its prime. A Young Writer (Jude Law) meets the owner of the hotel, Mr. Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham) who tells him the story of how he became the owner of the property. The story then shifts to 1932 where the grand Budapest is one of the most popular destinations in all of Europe. Largely, in part, to its concierge, M. Gustave (Ralph Fiennes).
Gustave takes the new lobby boy, Zero (Tony Revolori) under his wing. Their adventure begins when one of Gustave’s patrons passes away and leaves him with a great treasure in her will. However, he is also accused of causing her death.