The Grand Budapest Hotel
|The Grand Budapest Hotel|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Wes Anderson|
|Screenplay by||Wes Anderson|
|Music by||Alexandre Desplat|
|Edited by||Barney Pilling|
|Distributed by||Fox Searchlight Pictures|
|Box office||$174.8 million|
The Grand Budapest Hotel is a 2014 comedy film written and directed by Wes Anderson, from a story by Anderson and Hugo Guinness, inspired by the writings of Stefan Zweig. Featuring an ensemble cast, it stars Ralph Fiennes as a concierge who teams up with one of his employees (Tony Revolori) to prove his innocence after he is framed for murder.
The film is an American-German-British co-production that was financed by German financial companies and film-funding organizations. It was filmed in Germany. The Grand Budapest Hotel was released to widespread acclaim from film critics, and many included it in their year-end top 10 lists. The film led the BAFTA nominations, with its 11 nominations including Best Film and Best Director for Anderson, and Best Actor for Fiennes. The film won the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and garnered three more Golden Globe Award nominations, including Best Director for Anderson. It also garnered nine Academy Award nominations, joining Birdman with the most for the ceremony, including Best Picture and Best Director. It won the Academy Awards for Best Costume Design, Best Makeup and Hairstyling, Best Production Design and Best Original Score.
The narrative takes the form of a story within a story within a story within a story.
In the present, a teenage girl approaches a monument to a character known only as "The Author" in a cemetery, holding a memoir penned by the Author himself, and starts reading the book. The Author begins narrating the tale from his desk in 1985 about a trip he made to the Grand Budapest Hotel in 1968.
Located in the town of Nebelsbad in the Republic of Zubrowka, a fictional Central European state ravaged by war and poverty, the Young Author discovers that the remote mountainside hotel has fallen on hard times. Many of its lustrous facilities are now in a poor state of repair, and its guests are few. The Author encounters the hotel's concierge, Monsieur Jean, and elderly owner, Zero Moustafa, one afternoon, and they agree to meet later that evening. Over dinner in the hotel's enormous dining room, Mr. Moustafa tells him the tale of how he took ownership of the hotel and why he is unwilling to close it down.
Part 1 – M. Gustave
The story begins in 1932 during the hotel's glory days when the young Zero was a lobby boy, freshly arrived in Zubrowka after his hometown was razed and his family executed. Zero befriends and eventually proposes to Agatha, who is a professional pastry chef and proves very resourceful. Zubrowka being on the verge of war is of little concern to Monsieur Gustave H., the Grand Budapest's devoted concierge. The owner of the hotel is unknown and only relays important messages through the lawyer Deputy Kovacs. When he is not attending to the needs of the hotel's wealthy clientele or managing its staff, Gustave courts a series of aging women who flock to the hotel to enjoy his "exceptional service." One of the ladies is Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis ("Madame D"), with whom Gustave spends the night prior to her departure.
Part 2 – Madame C.V.D.u.T.
One month later, Gustave is informed that Madame D has died. Taking Zero along, he races to her wake and the reading of the will, at her castle in Lutz, where Kovacs, coincidentally the executor of the will, reveals that in her will she has bequeathed to Gustave a very valuable painting, Boy with Apple. This enrages her family, all of whom hoped to inherit it. Her son, Dmitri Desgoffe und Taxis, lashes out at Gustave. With the help of Zero, Gustave steals the painting and returns to the Grand Budapest, securing the painting in the hotel's safe. During the journey, Gustave makes a pact with Zero: in return for the latter's help, he makes Zero his heir. Shortly thereafter, Gustave is arrested and imprisoned for the murder (by strychnine) of Madame D after forced testimony by Serge X, Madame D's butler, about seeing Gustave in her house on a particular night.
Part 3 – Check-point 19 Criminal Internment Camp
Upon arriving in prison, Gustave finds himself stuck in a cell with hardened criminals, but earns their respect after he "beat the living shit" out of one of them for "questioning [his] virility". Gustave tells Zero he has an alibi for the night Madame D was killed but could never cite his aristocratic lady bedmistress in court. Zero aids Gustave in escaping from Zubrowka's prison by sending a series of stoneworking tools concealed inside cakes made by Agatha. Gustave and a group of convicts, led by Ludwig, dig their way out of his cell with the help of the tools. The group narrowly escape capture after one of them sacrifices himself to kill a large posse of guards, and Ludwig and his crew escape by car after wishing Gustave and Zero well. Gustave then teams up with Zero to prove his innocence.
Part 4 – The Society of the Crossed Keys
Gustave and Zero are pursued by J.G. Jopling, a cold-blooded assassin working for Dmitri, who earlier chopped off Kovacs' fingers on his right hand and killed him when he refused to work with Dmitri, as well as chopping Serge's club-footed sister's head off and placing it in a basket. Gustave calls upon Monsieur Ivan, a concierge and fellow member of the Society of the Crossed Keys, a fraternal order of concierges who attempt to assist other members. Through the help of Ivan, Gustave and Zero travel to a monastery on the summit of Gabelmeister's Peak, a mountain in the Zubrowkian Alps, where they meet with Serge, the only person who can clear Gustave of the murder accusations, but Serge is strangled by a pursuing Jopling before he can reveal a piece of important information regarding the second copy of a second will from Madame D. Zero and Gustave steal a sled and chase Jopling as he flees the monastery on skis. During a face-off at the edge of a cliff, Zero pushes Jopling to his death and rescues Gustave, and they also escape the police again. Meanwhile, Dmitri is enraged to discover that Gustave has already stolen the painting (Boy With Apple) from his home and replaced it with a random painting of a pornographic nature in the style of Egon Schiele.
Part 5 – The Second Copy of the Second Will
Back at the hotel, war has broken out, the military have commandeered the hotel, and they are in the process of converting it into barracks. Heartbroken, Gustave vows he will never again pass the threshold. Agatha joins the two and agrees to find a way to go inside – by delivering pastries – and retrieve the painting. Unluckily Dmitri comes at the same moment and discovers her, having learned about her involvement in Gustave's escape. A chase and a chaotic gunfight ensue before Zero and Agatha flee with the painting (which had been hidden, still wrapped up, in the hotel safe). Gustave's innocence is finally proven by the discovery of the copy of Madame D's second will, which was duplicated and hidden in the back of the painting by Serge before it was destroyed. This will was to take effect only if she was murdered, and also reveals that she was the owner of the Grand Budapest. The identity of Madame D's murderer is left ambiguous (though earlier in the film a suspicious bottle labeled "strychnine" can be seen on Jopling's desk, likely having committed the murder under Dmitri's orders). She leaves much of her fortune, the hotel, and the painting to Gustave, effectively making him the wealthiest man in Zubrowka in the process, and he becomes one of the hotel's regular guests with Zero as the new concierge. Zero and Agatha marry, with Gustave acting as the minister and the other concierges present, while Dmitri disappears, with his cover blown.
After the war, the country is annexed. During a train journey across the border, soldiers inspect Gustave's and Zero's papers. Zero describes Gustave being taken out and shot after defending Zero (whom the soldiers had attempted to arrest for his immigrant status), as he did on the initial train ride in Part 2, with the soldiers having destroyed their subsequent "freedom pass" presented by Inspector Henckels. Agatha succumbs to "the Prussian Grippe" (which has become an easily curable disease by 1968) and dies two years later, as does her infant son. Zero inherits the fortune Gustave leaves behind and vows to continue his legacy at the Grand Budapest, but a subsequent revolution in Zubrowka and the ravages of time slowly begin to take their toll on both the building and its owner as Zero trades his entire inheritance to keep the dying hotel in business.
Back in 1968, in a touch of irony, the painting Zero and Gustave fought so desperately to take now sits on the wall behind the concierge counter, forgotten and crooked. Monsieur Jean has now abandoned his post. Before departing to his room, Mr. Moustafa gives the Author a key to the "M. Gustave Suite" and readjusts the crooked painting. Mr. Moustafa confesses to the Author that the real reason that he cannot bring himself to close the hotel has nothing to do with his loyalty to Gustave, or as a connection to "his world," but because it is his last remaining link to his beloved Agatha and the best years of his life. He theorizes that Gustave's world was gone long before he was ever in it, but he maintained the illusion "with a marvelous grace." The young Author, having a case of "Scribbe's Fever" later departs for South America for years to find a cure, and by the time he returns to Europe, the hotel has been demolished, and Mr. Moustafa's fate since then is unknown.
In 1985, the Author completes his memoirs beside his grandson.
Back in the present, the girl keeps reading in front of the statue of the Author.
- Ralph Fiennes as Monsieur Gustave H.
- Tony Revolori as Young Zero Moustafa
- Saoirse Ronan as Agatha
- Adrien Brody as Dmitri Desgoffe und Taxis
- Willem Dafoe as J.G. Jopling
- Edward Norton as Inspector Albert Henckels
- Jeff Goldblum as Deputy Vilmos Kovacs
- Mathieu Amalric as Serge X.
- Harvey Keitel as prisoner Ludwig
- F. Murray Abraham as Old Zero Moustafa
- Jude Law as The Author as a Young Man
- Tom Wilkinson as The Author as an Old Man
- Jason Schwartzman as Monsieur Jean
- Tilda Swinton as Madame Céline Villeneuve Desgoffe und Taxis (Madame D.)
- Owen Wilson as Monsieur Chuck
- Bill Murray as M. Ivan
- Léa Seydoux as Clotilde
- Fisher Stevens as M. Robin
- Wallace Wolodarsky as M. Georges
- Waris Ahluwalia as M. Dino
- Giselda Volodi as Serge's sister
- Florian Lukas as prisoner Pinky
- Karl Markovics as prisoner Wolf
- Volker Michalowski as prisoner Günther
- Neal Huff as Lieutenant
- Lisa Kreuzer as Grande Dame
- Larry Pine as Mr. Mosher
- Bob Balaban as M. Martin
- Daniel Steiner as Anatole
- Rainer Reiners as Herr Mendl
The Grand Budapest Hotel is an American-German-British co-production of Wes Anderson's American Empirical Pictures (US), Indian Paintbrush (US), Neunzehnte Babelsberg Film GmbH (Germany) and Grand Budapest Limited (UK). The film was funded by the German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg as well as Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg.
Anderson and Guinness' story was inspired by several works by the Austrian writer Stefan Zweig, particularly the novella Twenty-Four Hours in the Life of a Woman (1927), the novel Beware of Pity (1939) and his autobiography The World of Yesterday (1934–42). Wes Anderson suggested editor Barney Pilling watch Ernst Lubitsch's The Shop Around the Corner and the films of Jacques Tati as references.
It was filmed entirely on location in Germany, mainly in Görlitz and other parts of Saxony as well as at Studio Babelsberg. Principal photography began in January 2013 on location in Berlin and Görlitz. One of the principal locations was the defunct Görlitz Department Store, a huge Jugendstil department store with a giant atrium, one of the few such department stores in Germany to survive World War II. It served as the atrium lobby of the hotel. The widow's mansion was filmed partially within Schloss (castle) Waldenburg. Filming concluded in March 2013.
Anderson shot the film in three aspect ratios, 1.37, 1.85, and 2.35:1, one for each timeline.
For wide shots of the hotel, Anderson used a 3-meter-tall (10 ft) handmade miniature model, as he felt that audiences would know that the shot was artificial, computer-generated effects or otherwise, commenting: "The particular brand of artificiality that I like to use is an old-fashioned one." He had previously used miniatures in The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou and more extensively in Fantastic Mr. Fox. In designing the hotel, Anderson and production designer Adam Stockhausen did extensive research, looking at vintage images at the Library of Congress of hotels and European vacation spots, as well as existing locales such as the pastel-pink Palace Bristol Hotel prominently featured on movie advertisements and the Grandhotel Pupp in the spa town of Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic and the Grandhotel Gellért in Budapest. The model used varying scales: the hotel model was 4 meters (14 ft) long and 2 meters (7 ft) deep, the tree-spotted hill on which it stood was a different scale, and finally the funicular railway in the foreground was built to a third scale to capture it best cinematically.
The painting in the film, Boy with Apple, supposedly a Renaissance masterpiece by one Johannes Van Hoytl the Younger, is a fictional piece commissioned by Anderson and painted in four months by professional artist Michael Taylor. Likewise the much sought after pastry, Herr Mendl's courtesan au chocolat, is a humorous fictional creation of Wes Anderson's, as a symbol of the courtesan lifestyle of the concierge, the triple tier form of the story, and as an element to escape prison. The bespoke pastry was produced by a local baker in Görlitz. The brief was to come up with something related to a classic religieuse, which is French for 'nun', with chocolate covered stacked profiteroles resembling a nun in black robes. The fake newspapers in the film feature mainly original text, but also use some excerpts from three Wikipedia articles.
|The Grand Budapest Hotel: Original Soundtrack|
|Soundtrack album by Alexandre Desplat|
|Released||February 2, 2014|
|Studio||Air Studios, Abbey Road Studios, Studio Guillaume Tell, St. Jude-on-the-Hill (London).|
|Producer||Wes Anderson, Randall Poster|
The soundtrack is composed by Alexandre Desplat, who worked with Anderson previously on Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom. It is co-produced by Anderson with music supervisor Randall Poster; they, too, worked together on Moonrise Kingdom. The original music is by Desplat, along with Russian folk songs together with pieces composed by Öse Schuppel, Siegfried Behrend, and Vitaly Gnutov, and performed by the Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra.
Wes Anderson and Randall Poster chose the distinctive sound of the balalaika to establish the musical voice of the film and managed to gather two orchestras for a total of 35 balalaika musicians for the recording of the soundtrack including the France-based "Saint Georges" Balalaika Orchestra and the State Academic Russian Folk Ensemble "Russia" from Moscow. Desplat’s use of the balalaika begins with “Mr. Moustafa” but it returns over and over again. Other instruments in this soundtrack include alphorns, whistles, organ, male choir, bells and cimbalom.
The 32 tracks, with orchestral elements, keyboard instruments and balalaikas, feature eclectic variations and central European melodic themes. Balalaikas are used in "Overture: M. Gustave H" and church organs in "Last Will and Testament". A music box interlude punctuates "Up the Stairs / Down the Hall", and there are haunted-house piano stylings in "Mr. Moustafa". Harpsichords and strings are featured in the baroque piece, "Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings I. Moderato". The opening song, the Appenzell yodel "s'Rothe-Zäuerli" by Ruedi and Werner Roth, is from the Swiss folk group's Öse Schuppel's album Appenzeller Zäuerli.
All tracks written by Alexandre Desplat, except where noted.
|1.||"s'Rothe-Zäuerli" (Öse Schuppel)||1:12|
|2.||"The Alpine Sudetenwaltz"||0:36|
|4.||"Overture: M. Gustave H"||0:30|
|5.||"A Prayer for Madame D"||1:20|
|6.||"The New Lobby Boy"||2:17|
|7.||"Concerto for Lute and Plucked Strings I. Moderato" (Antonio Vivaldi, performed by Siegfried Behrend and DZO Chamber Orchestra)||2:52|
|8.||"Daylight Express to Lutz"||2:16|
|9.||"Schloss Lutz Overture"||0:32|
|10.||"The Family Desgoffe Und Taxis"||1:49|
|11.||"Last Will and Testament"||2:16|
|12.||"Up the Stairs/Down the Hall"||0:27|
|13.||"Night Train to Nebelsbad"||1:44|
|14.||"The Lutz Police Militia"||0:49|
|15.||"Check Point 19 Criminal Internment Camp Overture"||0:11|
|16.||"The Linden Tree" (Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra and Vitaly Gnutov)||2:24|
|17.||"J.G. Jopling, Private Inquiry Agent"||1:28|
|18.||"A Dash of Salt (Ludwig's Theme)"||1:32|
|19.||"The Cold-Blooded Murder of Deputy Vilmos Kovacs"||2:47|
|21.||"The War (Zero's Theme)"||1:01|
|23.||"The Society of the Crossed Keys"||2:21|
|26.||"Third Class Carriage"||1:20|
|27.||"Canto at Gabelmeister's Peak"||5:35|
|28.||"A Troops Barracks (Requiem for the Grand Budapest)"||5:18|
|29.||"Cleared of All Charges"||1:10|
|30.||"The Mystical Union"||1:26|
|31.||"Kamarinskaya" (Osipov State Russian Folk Orchestra and Vitaly Gnutov)||2:43|
|32.||"Traditional Arrangement: "Moonshine""||3:21|
On 16 October 2013, it was announced that the film would be released on 7 March 2014. In November 2013, the film was announced as the opening film for the 64th Berlin International Film Festival in February 2014. At Berlin, the film won the Jury Grand Prix Silver Bear award.
The Grand Budapest Hotel received widespread critical acclaim, particularly for the film's visual style, Anderson's screenplay and direction, and Fiennes' lead performance. Film aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a 92% "Certified Fresh" rating, with an average score of 8.4/10, based on reviews from 261 critics. The consensus states: "Typically stylish but deceptively thoughtful, The Grand Budapest Hotel finds Wes Anderson once again using ornate visual environments to explore deeply emotional ideas." Metacritic reported a score of 88 out of 100, based on 48 critics, indicating "universal acclaim". Many ranked it one of the best films of 2014.
Alonso Duralde of The Wrap gave the film a positive review, saying "Course after course of desserts, presented with a flourish and served so promptly that you can barely catch your breath between treats. It's not until an hour or two has passed that you realize that you haven't really eaten anything." Stephanie Zacharek of The Village Voice gave the film a negative review, saying "The Grand Budapest Hotel brought out my inner Hunca Munca, of Two Bad Mice fame: This meticulously appointed dollhouse of a movie just went on and on, making me want to smash many miniature plates of plaster food in frustration." Todd McCarthy of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a positive review, saying "In a very appealing if outre way, its sensibility and concerns are very much those of an earlier, more elegant era, meaning that the film's deepest intentions will fly far over the heads of most modern filmgoers." Dave Calhoun of Time Out gave the film four out of five stars, saying "The film's shaggy-dog, sort-of-whodunit yarn offers laughs and energy that make this Anderson's most fun film since Rushmore." J. R. Jones of Chicago Reader gave the film two out of four stars, saying "No amount of visual invention can substitute for characters, though, and Anderson doesn't so much write characters any more as recruit a great cast and dress them up." Jocelyn Noveck of the Associated Press gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "In the end it's Fiennes who makes the biggest impression. His stylized, rapid-fire delivery, dry wit and cheerful profanity keep the movie bubbling along. Here's to further Fiennes-Anderson collaborations." Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film an A-, saying "I've had my Wes Anderson breakthrough – or maybe it's that he's had his. The Grand Budapest Hotel is a marvelous contraption, a wheels-within-wheels thriller that's pure oxygenated movie play."
Joe Neumaier of the New York Daily News gave the film three out of five stars, saying "As with all of Anderson's films, the magic is in the cast. Fiennes, with his rapid-fire delivery and rapier mustache, is hilarious, dapper and total perfection." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film three and a half out of four stars, saying "It's a filigreed toy box of a movie, so delicious-looking you may want to lick the screen. It is also, in the Anderson manner, shot through with humor, heartbreak and a bruised romantic's view of the past." Kenneth Turan of the Los Angeles Times gave the film a positive review, saying "Anderson works so assiduously to create obsessively detailed on-screen worlds that the effect has sometimes been hermetic, even stifling. "The Grand Budapest," however, is anything but." Kate Erbland of Film.com gave the film an 8.2 out of 10, saying "Anderson has abandoned a bit of his whimsical nature for the later portions of the film, but the film's first half hour presents one of his most darling settings yet, until, of course, it all crumbles into murder, mayhem and bad renovations." Ian Buckwalter of NPR gave the film a nine out of ten, saying "Grand Budapest is a culmination of the tinkly music-box aesthetic of Anderson's work to date, turned up to 11." Stephen Whitty of the Newark Star-Ledger gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "While Anderson delights in creating a fictional (but very real) mittel-Europe, he also does it with the craft of old Hollywood, using carefully made miniatures and handpainted backdrops." Tim Stanley of The Daily Telegraph concurs that while normally "Anderson writes about the American aristocracy", his latest film "about the European upper-crust... gets us perfectly. Anderson understands that the elegance of the Grand Budapest is just a facade, that beneath the glitter is the cancer of greed and fascism." A. O. Scott of The New York Times gave the film a positive review, saying "This movie makes a marvelous mockery of history, turning its horrors into a series of graceful jokes and mischievous gestures. You can call this escapism if you like. You can also think of it as revenge."
Peter Howell of the Toronto Star gave the film four out of four stars, saying "The entire movie is like a giant, elaborately decorated cake, created by this most exacting of film craftsmen. And how tasty it is!" Ty Burr of The Boston Globe gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "With The Grand Budapest Hotel, Wes Anderson is up to his old tricks but with a magnanimous new confidence that feels like a gift." Bruce Ingram of the Chicago Sun-Times gave the film four out of five stars, saying "It's quintessential Anderson, in other words, but also an unabashed entertainment. And that's something to see." Steven Rea of The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the film four out of four stars, saying "The Grand Budapest Hotel is by far the most headlong comedic affair in Anderson's canon. It's practically Marx Brothers-ian at moments. And Fiennes – who knew he was capable of such wicked, witty timing?!" Liam Lacey of The Globe and Mail gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "From the start, it's clear Anderson is working with a new sophistication both in the vocabulary and structure of the film's voiceover narrations." Christopher Orr of The Atlantic gave the film a positive review, saying "The comedy in The Grand Budapest Hotel is among the broadest yet undertaken by Anderson. But amid the frenzied hubbub, there are intimations of a darker, sadder history unfolding." A.A. Dowd of The A.V. Club reviewed the film positively, saying "Anderson's latest invention, The Grand Budapest Hotel, may be his most meticulously realized, beginning with the towering, fictional building for which it's named."
James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave the film three out of four stars, saying "It offers an engaging 90+ minutes of unconventional, comedy-tinged adventure that references numerous classic movies while developing a style and narrative approach all its own." Moira MacDonald of The Seattle Times gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "Every frame is carefully composed like the illustrations from a beloved book (characters are precisely centered; costumes are elaborately literal); the dialogue feels both unexpected and happily familiar." Colin Covert of the Star Tribune gave the film four out of four stars, saying "I'm not sure what the formal definition of a masterpiece is, but 'The Grand Budapest Hotel strikes me as something very close." Margaret Pomeranz from At the Movies went further and named the film a masterpiece, giving it five out of five stars. She called the movie "the most exhilarating piece of cinema in recent memory" but noted the film's darker themes, commenting that underneath the beautiful and ridiculous nature of the film was a "sense of impending doom" and "sadness... this thing that's going to overwhelm Europe...and destroy it."
Ann Hornaday of The Washington Post gave the film three out of four stars, saying "If Anderson buries relatively little moral substance under lavish dollops of rich cream, at least he, like his fascinating protagonist, sustains the illusion with a marvelous grace." Mick LaSalle of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film four out of four stars, saying "The movie's sad undertone saves The Grand Budapest Hotel from its own zaniness – or better yet, elevates the zaniness, making it feel like an assertion of some right to be silly, or some fundamental human expression." Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune gave the film three and a half stars out of four, saying "I would call The Grand Budapest Hotel major whimsy. It's a confection with bite, featuring an ensemble led by the invaluable Ralph Fiennes, here allowed to exercise his farceur's wiles." David Denby of The New Yorker gave the film a positive review, saying "The opéra-bouffe plot serves as a strand of bright golden wire on which Anderson hangs innumerable encounters, scampering chases, and an archly decorative style of commentary."
The film was Anderson's most successful live-action film in the United Kingdom, reaching number one at the UK box office in its third week with a gross of £6.31 million. The film was also Anderson's first number one film in the UK.
In North America, the film opened in four cinemas at number 17 in its first weekend, with US$811,166. In its second weekend, the film moved up to number eight, grossing an additional US$3,638,041. In its third weekend, the film moved up to number seven, grossing US$6,787,955. In its fourth weekend, the film moved up to number six, grossing US$8,539,795.
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