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Parent: What Movies Should Everyone See at Least Once?

  1. #807442014-07-23 00:01:50 *--Jack-- said:

    The Grand Budapest Hotel


    Located in the fictional Republic of Zubrowka,[a] a European alpine state ravaged by war and poverty, the young Author (Jude Law) discovers that the remote, mountainside hotel has fallen on hard times. Many of its lustrous facilities are now in a poor state of repair, and its guests are few. The Author encounters the hotel's elderly owner, Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham), one afternoon, and they agree to meet later that evening. Over dinner in the hotel's enormous dining room, Zero tells him the tale of how he took ownership of the hotel and why he is unwilling to close it down.

    The story begins in 1932, during the hotel's glory days, when the young Zero (Tony Revolori) was a lobby boy. Zubrowka is on the verge of war, but this is of little concern to Monsieur Gustave H (Ralph Fiennes), the Grand Budapest's devoted concierge. The owner of the hotel is unknown, and only relays important messages through lawyer Deputy Kovacs (Jeff Goldblum). When he is not attending to the needs of the hotel's wealthy clientele or managing its staff, Gustave courts a series of aging women who flock to the hotel to enjoy his "exceptional service". One of the ladies is Madame CĂ©line Villeneuve "Madame D" Desgoffe und Taxis (Tilda Swinton), and Gustave spends the night with her prior to her departure....

    TL;DR - A great tale with odd characters and it's something you should at least see once.