Wes Anderson’s Short Movie Hotel Chevalier

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Hotel Chevalier 2007: “— I love you. I never hurt you on purpose. — I don’t care.”


Hotel Chevalier is a 2007 American-French short film written and directed by Wes Anderson. Starring Jason Schwartzman and Natalie Portman as former lovers who reunite in a Paris hotel room. This 13-minute film acts as a prologue to Anderson’s 2007 feature The Darjeeling Limited.

“When it was all done, I didn’t want to incorporate the short into the movie. But I couldn’t decide how I wanted it to go. I wanted to play the short in front of the movie, but not always. Sometimes I preferred to watch the movie without the short. It became a puzzle to me. So in the end I decided that I would like to have the movie open in America without the short, but I would like people to have access to it if they want to see it first.” — Wes Anderson

Hotel Chevalier 2007 by Wes Anderson

Cosmic Quotes: Wes Anderson’s Hotel Chevalier


I’m on my way from the airport, and the front desk won’t get me your room number.
What’s your room number?
See you in half an hour
— Wait a second. — What?
— Where are you? — I’m here.
I didn’t say you could come here.
Can I come there?
I’ll see you in half an hour.

What got you here?
Bar in the lobby
What the fuck is going on?
How long have you been at this hotel now?
I don’t know.
More than a week?
More than a week
More than a month?
More than a month.
How much does it cost?
I think around 750 million euros or something.
How long are you gonna stay?
How long do you wanna stay?
I’m leaving tomorrow morning.
I think it’s time for you to go home.
Are you running away from me?
I thought I already did.


Have you slept with anyone?
No. Have you?
That was a long pause.
 I guess it doesn’t really matter.  No, it doesn’t.


What ever happens, man, I don’t wanna lose you as my friend.
I promise, I will never be your friend.
No matter what…ever.
We fuck and I will feel like shit tomorrow.
That’s ok with me.
I love you.
I never hurt you on purpose.
I don’t care.

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