'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 crux of the story involves the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting, and the battle for an enormous family fortune. Of course, all these complex events happen against the backdrop of a suddenly and dramatically changing continent.
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Graphic designer Annie Atkins had to design almost every artefact in the movie to keep them in alignment with their period. As the movie is set in a fictional European country, named Zubrowka, in the 1930s, Atkins lovingly used several time-tested treatments to achieve the appropriate aged look, for everything from passports, signage and newspapers. What is even more astounding is that she did all this work by hand! Read More