The French Dispatch

Wes Anderson | 2021 | 103 MINS
Wes Anderson’s love letter to journalists set in the French outpost of an American newspaper that brings to life a collection of stories published in ‘The French Dispatch’.

In Detail

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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