R | | Adventure, Comedy, Crime
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.
Although the hotel lobby and other parts of the hotel were shot using various actual real world locations, its totally understandable if the audience assumes that the hotel lobby, and other parts of the hotel were actually sets constructed on huge soundstages, akin to the hotel set built using most of the then existing larger soundstages at the UK's Elstree Studios, for Stanley Kubrick's version of "The Shining". The historic Studio Babelsburg is well known for having large soundstages and a huge backlot, so its easy to think everything was soundstage and backlot structures.
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 ...
When Jopling breaks the ice by stamping, cracks are quite close to M. Gustave's hands. In the next shot, the cracks disappear.
The film title appears on a book a present-day Lutz resident reads, homaging the film as a narrative memoir.
English, French, German
£1,532,239 (UK) (9 March 2014)
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