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Woman in Gold


Last night I watched Woman in Gold, a true story based on the life of Maria Altmann.

Maria is a Jewish aristocrat that has fled from Vienna to the US with her husband in the beginning of the second world war leaving behind her family and their past. She also left her legacy and a lot ofmaxresdefault exquisite works of art that belonged to her family and were taken by the nazis. After all these years and after her sister has passed away she decided to fight for her fortune that was stolen from her with  the help of a very young and feisty lawyer.

It is quite a capturing story and it is most interesting when you find out that it is based on real events. The casting is really good and the flashbacks make the story even more vivid. The Viennese music adds to its atmosphere and it is a quiet film worth watching for a quiet afternoon.

hr_The_Grand_Budapest_Hotel_3On a quiet Saturday evening I watched The Grand Budapest Hotel and I have to say it is not what I expected.

It is the story of Gustave H the concierge of the Grand Budapest Hotel, a very luxurious and item4.rendition.slideshowVertical.grand-budapest-hotel-set-05-lobby-german-jugendstil-decorfamous hotel that was visited by the rich and mighty of this world . We see the rise and fall of the hotel through the history of the 20th century. It is narrated by the Lobby Boy, Zero Mustafa, that was trained by Gustave H, was very close to him and after various adventures came to be the final owner of the Grand Hotel.

It is a very creative and colourful film with an army of talented actors parading through it. Each scene and picture is a story by itself. It is fresh and new and unlike anything I have seen so far. It seems like a parody I-know-not-what-of but it makes a statement and makes you think at the same time.

It is great entertainment; interesting, inspiring and fun to watch!