"The Darjeeling Limited" Essay

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Oral and Writing Skills 1Film Review 05.01.2009"The Darjeeling Limited""The Darjeeling Limited", first released in 2007, tells the story of three brothers who meet again after one year of not having seen each other to go on a spiritual journey together. It was directed and co-written by the American director Wes Anderson. Two of his former works include the "The Royal Tenenbaums" (2001) and "The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou" (2004).The melancholic, tragic, but also warm and funny comedy-drama, starring Owen Wilson as Francis, Adrien Brody as Peter and Jason Schwartzman as Jack, mostly takes place in India. The eldest, Francis, tries to reunite the three brothers since their father´s death. Travelling across this beautiful country is supposed to help them to find themselves as well as one another. He has planned the trip to take his brothers on a spiritual journey and to seek the unknown. The most important thing to him is to be able to trust each other again. Nevertheless, he keeps secret the visit at their mother´s place, a nunnery in the middle of the Himalayas, to find out why she refused to go to their father´s funeral. After the siblings are forced to leave the train due to misbehaviour, which is just another manifestation of the mistrust among one another, the intensity of their sentimental experiences increases even more.Critics say that Wes Anderson didn´t create anything new by making this film. They compare it to his previous work, "The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou", and therefore consider it an acceptable progress, but...

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