Who Needs a Bidet at 'The Grand Budapest Hotel'?
By DAVID WEINER
March 03, 2014
The arrival of a new Wes Anderson movie is like the opening of a quirky new play at the local high school featuring performances by all of your favorite friends... The Grand Budapest Hotel, Anderson's highly anticipated follow-up to Moonrise Kingdom, checks in to theaters this weekend, and we're with a selection of the film's ensemble cast -- Ralph Fiennes, Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum and newcomer Tony Revolori -- to talk about what makes a Wes Anderson set special; unique mustaches and birthmarks; and how the ultimate hotel necessity is a bidet?! Watch the fun video...
In theaters Friday, The Grand Budapest Hotel recounts the adventures of Gustave H (played by Fiennes), a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars; and Zero Moustava (played by Revolori), the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting; a raging battle for an enormous family fortune; a desperate chase on motorcycles, trains, sleds, and skis; and the sweetest confection of a love affair -- all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
Written and directed by Anderson, The Grand Budapest Hotel ensemble cast also includes F. Murray Abraham, Mathieu Amalric, Jude Law, Harvey Keitel, Léa Seydoux, Tom Wilkinson and mainstay company players Bill Murray, Adrien Brody, Edward Norton, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman and Owen Wilson.