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Hotel Chevalier (2007)

A prologue of one heart-breaking history of love and the prologue of the travel told in The Darjeeling Limited (2007).

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Wes Anderson

Writer:

Wes Anderson
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jason Schwartzman ... Jack Whitman
Natalie Portman ... Jack's Girlfriend
Waris Ahluwalia ... Security
Michel Castejon Michel Castejon ... Waiter
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Storyline

Grief? Depression? Ambiguity in a Paris hotel room. Jack Whitman lies on a bed, ordering a grilled cheese sandwich from room service. His phone rings; it's a woman on her way to see him, a surprise. He readies the room, moving without affect, drawing a bath, changing his clothes. She arrives, as does the food, and the complications of their relationship emerge in bits and pieces. He invites her out on the balcony to see his view. Will they make love? Is the relationship over? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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room service | bed | bath | balcony | hotel | See All (28) »

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Short | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for some language and sexual content | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | France

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

26 October 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Part 1 of 'The Darjeeling Limited' See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France See more »

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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is not revealed why Jack broke up with Ex Girlfriend. See more »

Quotes

Ex-girlfriend: Are you running away from me?
Jack: I thought I already did.
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Connections

Follows The Darjeeling Limited (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)
Written by Peter Sarstedt
Performed by Peter Sarstedt
Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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love the song
2 October 2015 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Jack Whitman (Jason Schwartzman) is alone in a comfortable European hotel room. He gets a call from a woman (Natalie Portman) who insists on joining him. She tells him that she doesn't want to lose his friendship but he tells her that he will never be her friend. They make love and afterward, they go out on the balcony.

Director Wes Anderson makes this short as a prologue to 'The Darjeeling Limited'. I love Wes Anderson but Darjeeling is not one of my favorites. This short definitely has the Wes Anderson touch. Schwartzman and Portman are fine. They're not doing anything really deep but there are snippets of interesting insights into their relationship. The one thing I love above it all is the song 'Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)'. It's classic Wes Anderson.


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