The plot includes a priceless Renaissance painting and a battle over a huge family fortune.
Here are some quotes from the net reviews that describe the film quite nicely:
“A flume ride through the imagination of one of the great creative minds of current film. . ” (Wes Anderson)
“Elegantly zany. ”
” A comedy of quirky characters.”
“Elegantly off-beat and charming. . . ”
The Grand Budapest Hotel in one of two prominent colors in the film. . . . rose and lavender. . . . . . The model was not a hotel in Budapest, though The Gellert would have done nicely, but a Czech hotel, Grand Hotel Pupp
We ate at the Grand Hotel Pupp and it was an event. Soothing piano music, real china, silver, linen, and flower settings adorned the tables. As we entered for lunch, waiters were passing hors d’oeuvres on sliver trays. The chef sent little taste gifts to the table between courses. There was some drama because a man had brought his German Shepard into the dining room , but it was quietly lying under the table. The next table was a French family who kept muttering…..Germans and their dogs. . . . . . . I guess they spoke in English or maybe the professor could understand that much French…
Karlo Vavary has been the spa city for European royalty through the years. It was terribly run down when we were there in 1995 just a few years after the Russians left during the Velvet Revolution. But even then, people were working very hard to restore their architectural treasures. I am thrilled to see this picture of the city restored to its past glory. This was also the resort where Beethoven was to meet his “immortal beloved.” I would strongly recommend a visit to the Czech Republic to Karlo Vavary and Prague. I will post more later.
I really enjoyed the” Grand Budapest Hotel” very much. It strikes me as a quirky adult fairy-tale ! I would love to know your opinion.
images from public domain