Grand Budapest Hotel Gets a New Viral Site

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In what context can the phrase “social, political and cultural upheaval” seem adorable? Only on the new viral site created for the upcoming Wes Anderson dramedy The Grand Budapest Hotel.

About a politically embroiled hotel’s concierge (as seen through the eyes of his protégé lobby boy) the film’s principle drama is the theft and recovery of a priceless Renaissance painting. Like all Anderson's dollhouse theatricals, expect to see a lot of high-pedigree adults acting adolescent and plenty of antique-store arcana thrown around.

The Grand Budapest Hotel is set in the invented Republic of Zubrowska, a culturally rich and politically fraught vision of old Europe. Presuming the Wes Anderson fans want to know more about this whimsical Republic, this viral site promises to teach you about he military coup of 1935 and the involvement of the hotel in the high drama. If you’re one to fetishize arcane history lessons, this is your ticket.

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