Hotel Chevalier

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A short epilogue of one heartbreaking history of love and the prologue of the travel told in The Darjeeling Limited.

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Jason Schwartzman
as Jack Whitman
Natalie Portman
as Jack's Girlfriend

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This short is a great little introductory prelude to The Darjeeling Limited, but it works okay on its own, too. The brief narrative concerns a man in a hotel room who gets a visit from his estranged ex. It's pretty much a two character piece, but it's amazing how strong this is, and it's only 13 minutes. The art direction and cinematography are wonderful. Schwartzman and Portman put in some terrific work, and Portman briefly gets naked, so, if you like that sort of thing, here it is. I think Anderson should make more shorts because this is really good, and, given that it is limited by time, he is forced to be more creative and tell a whole story in a short amount of time. He's in somewhat of a rut as of recently, although Fantastic Mr. Fox did pull him out of it a bit. I think this sort of thing could really revitalize his career. Give this a watch. It's really something.

Chris Weber
Chris Weber

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She: Are you running away from me? He: I thought I already did. A Paris hotel room. A broken heart. Two ex-lovers.

Rubia  Carolina
Rubia Carolina

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½

It's an interesting short, but I don't feel that it really had any purpose outside it being an introduction to Darjeeling Limited. Sure it has Natalie Portman, but that's all it amounts to.

Conner Rainwater
Conner Rainwater

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"Whatever happens in the end, I don't wanna lose you as my friend." A short prologue of one heartbreaking history of love and the prologue of the travel told in "The Darjeeling Limited"

REVIEW
Designed as a semi-independent prelude to "The Darjeeling Limited", "Hotel Chevalier" proves that ten minutes of Wes Anderson's wizardry are worth more than many another big-budget director's feature-length film. It's a study in the pain and the lust only love can bring, as well as a variation of Anderson's trademark motif, control. Where "The Darjeeling Limited" bubbles over with substance abuse, poisonous snakes, restroom romps, brotherly affection and fatal accidents, "Hotel Chevalier" is a quiet and slightly eerie two-character mini drama set in a lavish Merchant-Ivory style suite. The suite's sole resident is a reclusive control-freak writer in a long-distance relationship (Jason Schwartzman). We watch as he half enjoys, half endures a surprise visit by his control-freak girlfriend (Natalie Portman). Is she a woman of flesh and blood, or is she just an imaginary incarnation of the jet-setting girl from "Where do you go to my lovely", the song Peter keeps playing on his portable stereo? There's no knowing what's real and what isn't in Anderson's paper moon world. But the importance of fact and fiction fades as she reclines on the bed and has Peter take off her spike-heeled boots. It's the most emotionally and sexually loaded scene I have seen in a long time, like a 20-second tango. It seems some of Natalie Portman's best work is done in shorts set in Paris. Remember Tom Tykwer's "True"?

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Lorenzo von Matterhorn

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