R | | Adventure, Comedy, Drama
The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous hotel from the fictional Republic of Zubrowka between the first and second World Wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend.
The tattoo M.A.V. on Harvey Keitel's character's left upper arm is similar to the abbreviation of the Magyar Államvasutak (Hungarian State Railways) - MÁV in Hungarian.
It is an extremely common mistake. People think the writer's imagination is always at work, that he's constantly inventing an endless supply of incidents and episodes; that he simply dreams up his stories out of thin air. In point of fact, the ...
Mr. Moustafa meets Young Author in 1968, and relates to him events which happened in 1932, 36 years ago. Zero is in his late teens or early 20's in 1932; Mr. Moustafa is clearly in his mid-to-late 70's. In real life, Mr. Moustafa would be in his mid-to-late 50's in 1968.
The closing credits are accompanied by balalaika music and contain pictures of balalaikas.
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