Wes Anderson’s last film, the Grand Budapest Hotel, looks to be one of his most stylized and Wes Anderson-y film yet. The film has all the familiar elements of the director’s work but it all feels even more heightened. The film appears to be a Wes Anderson experience.
Set in alternate-history 1920s Europe in a country called the Republic of Zubrowka, a famed hotel concierge by the name of Gustave H. is bequeathed a painting called Boy with Apple after his one night stand, Madame D, is killed. Madame D’s son, Dmitri, vows revenge on Gustave by framing him for Madame D’s murder. Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy, and his love interest, Agatha, help Gustave hide Boy with Apple from Dmitri and the authorities.