Fox Searchlight has released the first clip from writer/director Wes Anderson’s new film The Grand Budapest Hotel, and it’s positively delightful. The story takes place in early 20th-century Hungary and revolves around the goings-on at the titular hotel, where a legendary concierge (Ralph Fiennes) takes a young employee (Tony Revolori) under his wing to become his trusted protégé. This debut clip chronicles the humorous first meeting between Fiennes and Revolori’s characters and highlights the fact that Fiennes’ concierge runs a very tight ship. The film landed on our recent Most Anticipated list of 2014’s first quarter slate, and for me personally the pic’s release date can’t come soon enough.
Hit the jump to watch the clip. The film also stars Saoirse Ronan, Willem Dafoe, Jeff Goldblum, Jason Schwartzman, Jude Law, Tilda Swinton, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, Mathieu Amalric, Harvey Keitel, Edward Norton, Lea Sydoux, Tom Wilkinson, and Bill Murray. The Grand Budapest Hotel opens March 7th.
Here’s the official synopsis for The Grand Budapest Hotel:
THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. The story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting and the battle for an enormous family fortune — all against the back-drop of a suddenly and dramatically changing Continent.
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