This is Wes Anderson at his most Wes Anderson – breezy, cheeky vignettes that are arch, whimsical and melancholically humorous. The three stories in the anthology begin with Benicio del Toro’s imprisoned artist and smooth-talking art dealer Adrian Brody trying to make him a success.
The second concerns Timothée Chalamet as a student radical while the third is a rollicking crime caper in which the son of a police chief is kidnapped by a gangster in the shape of Edward Norton.
This is unlikely to sway any Anderson sceptics however, one thing's for sure: there is nothing quite like ‘The French Dispatch’ – except Anderson's other films, of course.
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