… And then there is Ralph Fiennes in the central role of the unflappable Gustave H.
A serial romancer of his elderly guests, a liberal user of L’Air de Panache cologne, prone to spontaneously bursting into recitation of romantic poetry and a stickler for the finest details of life and service in the imaginary mountaintop spa hotel in the fictional eastern European nation of Zubrowka.
Fiennes brings a lightness of touch to the character who in the hands of lesser actors may have come across as buffoonish.
Metronomy - I’m Aquarius
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On the set of The Grand Budapest Hotel
The Grand Budapest Hotel, now “an enchanted old ruin”