The big hotel Budapest, a tasty cake of Wes Anderson
The big hotel Budapest, a tasty cake
Movie: The big hotel Budapest.
Original title: The grand Budapest hotel.
Direction: Wes Anderson.
Interpretation: Ralph Fiennes (M. Gustave), F. Murray Abraham (Mr. Moustafa), Mathieu Amalric (Serge X.), Adrien Brody (Dmitri), Willem Dafoe (Jopling), Jeff Goldblum (legal adviser Kovacs), Harvey Keitel (Ludwig), Jude Law (young writer), Bill Murray (M. Ivan), Edward Norton (Henckels), Saoirse Ronan (Agatha), Jason Schwartzman (M. Jean), Reads Seydoux (Clotilde), Owen Wilson (M. Chuck), Tilda Swinton (Madame D.), Tom Wilkinson (writer), Tony Revolori (Zero).
Country: It uses. Year: 2014. Duration: 100 min.
Script: Wes Anderson; based on an argument of Wes Anderson and Hugo Guinness.
Production: Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson.
Music: Alexander Desplat. It photographs: Robert Yeoman.
Assembly: Barney Pilling. Production design: Adam Stockhausen. Wardrobe: Milena Gunboat.
Distributor: Hispanic Foxfilm.
I release in Spain: On March 21, 2014.
The big hotel Budapest narrates the adventures of Gustave H., the legendary caretaker of a famous European hotel of the period of entreguerras, and of Zero Moustafa, buttons that one turns into its most loyal friend. The history includes the theft and recovery of a Renaissance painting of incalculable value; a frantic battle for an immense familiar fortune; and the beginning of the most sweet love story; as backdrop, a continent that is suffering a rapid and drastic transformation.
In the short life of Magazine Atticus (we fulfill now 5 years) we can already resort to the criticism that we have done in the previous months and that have to do with the movies on that we are commented. In this occasion I appeal to the criticism that I did of Moonrise Kingdom, the previous tape of Wes Anderson, because it continues currently two questions: one on the proper movie and other one on its director. It was qualifying it of rare (and to him, also) in the following terms:
«Along this comment I am going to try to define what is strange, that it is the adjective that better defines this movie. I already know that rare he does not say anything, that is one of these words that employees to define, especially, a movie, turn out to be hollow. Pero Moonrise Kigdom is extraordinary, singular, slightly current or common or frequent, that it is the definition that the Dictionary of the Spanish Royal Academy gives to us for rare (if I keep on stretching more of the thread of the DRAE even the second one and the third meaning comes to me well: scarce in its class or species; of behavior and extravagant ideas).
Rare (and therefore, extraordinary, singular and slightly current) is its director Anderson. It possesses a powerful imagination that is capable of filming across esthetics retro, between naif and surrealist, dazzling».
The big hotel Budapest is less rare than its predecessor in the time and Anderson also is something less rare, since this type of story begins being habitual with esthetics and proper style that defines its author, turning into a mark.
The staging of the new delivery of Anderson is impeccable. Taken care even the most minimal detail, Zubrowka presents a "decadent" hotel to us, in an European republic, in a period entreguerras, but that a certain glamor preserves. It recreates a big ambience with lounges, corridors, rooms and all kinds of properties with a few tones pastries and a few "inhabitants / clients" who him do not go to the rear.
Zero Moustafa (F. Murray Abraham) in the evening of its life tells its history to a young writer (Jude Law). He narrates how being a lad (Tony Revolori) there himself gained the friendship and the fondness of Monsieur Gustave H. (Ralph Fiennes) alma mater of the Big Hotel. A hotel that is a recreation as if it was a dollhouse (it does not import that the trick is seen, and we do not surprise in the end in the credit qualifications how there is a big team of maquetistas). The important thing the history is and how is life few. A love story (once again), with a theft of a work of art, with the worst evil some and with a numerous group of personages who populate in this delightful adventure as if of a story it was talking each other.
For more onlookers to say to them that such a hotel does not exist. Good in fact yes, it is a question of the sum of a series of bodies or parts in which the whole technical team seems to have been inspired after a long trip by Europe. It is one and simultaneously they are different. From the reception, up to the entrance hall (foyer of a few department stores) happening for the front. To place to the Republic Zubrowka the director and its team they have been inspired in the small German city placed very close to the border with Poland. It is a question of Görlitz. But also it has born much in mind the Czech city of Karlovi Vary, with a few tones pastries much of the taste of the universe of Anderson (both cities are a Patrimony of the Humanity).
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Monsieur Gustave H. is a vagrant, a don Juan come at least, that does not hesitate to visit the bedrooms of each of the clients who need anything any more than a good hotel, which they need a bonus of fondness, of personalized attention. And it is as well as there meets an importance lady proprietor of an immense fortune, Madame D. (Tilda Swinton) who will bequeath a picture: Young man with an apple of Johannes Van Hoytl (the hypothetical one and Dutch painter of the XVIIth century quotes work of fictitious). The whole train of progeny and supposed beneficiaries of the legacy of the lady they will try to oppose the heredity. Monsieur Gustave H. is accused of murder by this vile family and it will try, along with its faithful young boy Zero, to clean its good name and that makes fulfill the testament of the late one.
The universe alone Anderson is comparable to the universe almodovariano. They have similar esthetics with these screaming tones, a few times, and pastries in most cases. A feature has been worked diferenciador, this is what we can name like style. Identical to what we can think of Boatman, or Dalí for putting only a pair of examples. But also it has its definite narrative style: quite planned personages who turn in unforgettable for its so peculiar features; the studied composition of every capture (for example, the interior of the elevator); the support of the music in key sequences; and, finally, the use of spaces appellants (train, jail, etc.) joined to the texts repetition. A clear example there are the box of sweets Mendel's (one goes out of the movies queriendo to prove one).
The big hotel Budapest has something of comic. The exposition of this stairs of the hotel that allows to make out the apartments, the use of flat colors, compositions of the scenes as if there were vignettes with the sobreimpresión of big letters or signs or the round face with hairpiece that there has the writer that Jude Law personifies, remembers us to the work of Clink of Hergé.
It is narrated by different narrators, but perfectly identified and without problems of confusing the spectator. Even differentiating the epochs that these different protagonists narrate with different textures and formats on the screen. An authentic box of Russian dolls. There is a direct and simple reading, but also we can find other more sophisticated readings. I confess that my culture does not come to so much but my curiosity includes almost everything and reading an interview to Wes Anderson in which he declares that he has been influenced by novels as Suite Françoise of Irene Nemirovsky; movies of Hollywood on the East Europe of Lubitsch or Hitchcock like The bazaar of the surprises (1940) or He Alarms in the express (1938) and also in the adaptation of Max Ophüls who did the work of Zweig Carta to a stranger (1948). Anderson produces a small homage to this Austrian writer (ambienta instructively the situation in Europe in the 1st half of the XXth century), on having declared that its movie is based, freely, on his writings (an author who committed suicide when he believed that with the Nazism the humanity is finished, and that Magazine Atticus dedicated an extensive article). Certainly, up to the credit qualifications they have its spark and almost they invite to the dance.
The set gives like turned out a surrealistic comedy with touches, intelligently, visually very beautiful, entertaining, slightly frantically and, sometimes, slightly absurd. With a big one plant of the actors, it authenticates one troupe circus, (someone they even happen unnoticed for its characterization as she could be the beautiful French actress Read Seydoux) where there emphasizes the binomial protagonist of a convincing Ralph Fiennes and a new and effective Tony Revolori. Magnificent photo with a planning milimétrica and a use of colors that includes from the pink chewing gum the red loudmouth. All this accentuated with the delightful one (and sometimes hypnotic) sound-track. Finally this can be the most ambitious movie of this tejano of only 44 years and with eight movies in its credit that is already the whole cinematographic reference. The big hotel Budapest is of these movies that you see them and they turn out to be kept women (or not, skylight), but for those who enjoy the Anderson movies they can begin pulling the ball and extract and to extract materially and of that time you realize that what you have seen is a big movie that has many readings. A slightly current type with beyond the common movies. Go to the movies.
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