The Grand Budapest Hotel

The Grand Budapest Hotel ★★★★½

I’m not sure why I wasn’t particularly impressed by The Grand Budapest Hotel the first time I saw it.  I don’t think I was very convinced by the Stefan Zweig influence, and that might have coloured my view.  However, taken on its own, this film - second time around  - definitely ranks as one of Wes Anderson’s best.  The characters fit in to the director’s stylised world perfectly; Ralph Fiennes’ performance, in particular, is flawless.  And, best of all, there were no fake Central or Eastern European accents!

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